United States Military Academy

West Point, NY, USA
3.98 Average Rating

The United States Military Academy is located in West Point, NY, with a "mission to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets for a career of professional excellence and sevice to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army." West Point offers 13 academic departments for its cadets, which range from English and Philosophy to Civil and Mechanical engineering. After graduation, cadets are commissioned as officers for five years and join the "Long Gray Line," which is followed by 3 years in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR). Students at this highly selective military academy must receive nominations from their congressperson, senator, or the Vice President to gain admission into the school.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
10%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 28, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
5%
Out-Of-State Students
94%
82%
Submitting ACT
86%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1259
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1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
4,491
Total Number of Undergrads
4,491
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
95%
20-39 Students
5%
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100
79%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
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100
82%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
7:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Aid & Grants

Student Loans

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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
79%
21%
Student Organizations
86
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
100%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Black Knights
School Colors
Black/Gold/Grey
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Patriot League

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Washington
Dallas
Atlanta
Seattle
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
100%
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What Students Are Saying

3.98 Average Rating
The United States Military Academy at West Point is a very prestigious institution in which one can discover what he or she is truly made of in the academic, military, and physical fields. Every student graduates a leader of character and earns the privilege of leading men and women in the U.S. Army. The ever expanding fraternity of the 'Long Grey Line' reminds the student that he or she is not alone in their drive to become an officer in the U.S. Army.
Alexander from Missoula, MT
The BEST Education you can find, the Academics are rigorous and challenging. Leadership, Team Work and Character is KEY to success at the Academy. The BEST place to commission as an Officer in the Army.
Felix from San Juan, PR
One of the most beautiful campuses and everyone I met was great. Although it may seem as though you're sacrificing a lot it is all worth it in the end.
Carla from FL
the uited sates mlitary aademy is an excellent school that challenges its students not only academically, but socially as well. this is to mold cadets into the best future leaders for the us army. be mindful it is a demanding school overall, but in the long run it will mold you into a better person for having experienced it.
benjamin from newark, de

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