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United States Military Academy

West Point, NY

The U.S. Military Academy is a public service institution. Founded in 1802, it adopted coeducation in 1976. The mission of the academy is to educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character, committed to the values of duty, honor and country; professional growth throughout a career as an officer in the United States Army; and a lifetime of service to the nation. Its 16,000-acre campus is located in West Point, on the Hudson River, 50 miles north of New York City.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students4,389
   Women881 (20.1%)
   Men3,508 (79.9%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported


Entrance Difficulty 
Overall Admission RateNot reported
Early Action Offered 
Early Decision Offered 
Regular Admission Deadline 
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math654 average
600-700 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading629 average
580-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing616 average
550-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite28 average
26-31 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceNot available
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need MetNot reported
Average Freshman AwardNot reported
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 85% of classes
20-29 students: 3% of classes


West Point Population6,763
Nearest Metropolitan AreaNew York City
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 100% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities93% of women participate
Fraternities 92% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.2% Asian
10.8% Black/African-American
11.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.7% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students1.3% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning94.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.72 4.13 656 646 29
Low 2.90 3.40 590 490 21
High 4.00 4.62 730 700 34
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• West Point offers over 100 extracurricular clubs for cadets, including Arabic, Gospel, theatre arts, chess, cheerleading and fishing.

• As with the other service academies, applicants must have a nomination from a member of Congress or from the Department of the Army.

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