The United State Coast Guard Academy is located in New London, Connecticut. All graduates go to school tuition-free and in return they serve in the US Coast Guard for five years. It is listed as #1 in Top Public Schools by U.S. News & World Report and rated as having a “more selective” admissions process. It is the only military academy overseen by the Department of Homeland Security.
The Coast Guard Academy is an institute for leadership. This is no ordinary college. The primary mission is to develop young leaders into mentally tough, physically fit and academically strong officers in the Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard Academy is a highly competitive school both academically and militarily. I have been faced with my hardest challenges here. I would make the choice to come here a thousand times over.