United States Coast Guard Academy

31 Mohegan Ave Pkwy, New London, United States
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Overview of United States Coast Guard Academy

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,045
    • Men:678 Men (64.9%)
    • Women:367 Women (35.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to United States Coast Guard Academy is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
15 Mohegan Avenue
City, State, Zip
New London, CT 06320-8100
Phone
(860) 444-8500
Fax
(860) 444-8289
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins April 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Rolling
Early Action Notification
February 1

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
Medical examination, physical fitness examination required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
15% of 2,021 applicants were admitted
Women
18% of 562 applicants were admitted
Men
14% of 1,459 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
290 (95%) of 304 admitted students enrolled
Women
94 (94%) of 100 admitted students enrolled
Men
196 (96%) of 204 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.81
375 And Above
65%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
610-673 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
18%
• Score 600 - 700
64%
• Score 500 - 600
18%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
19%
• Score 600 - 700
54%
• Score 500 - 600
25%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29 average |26-31 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
39%
• Score 24 - 29
51%
• Score 18 - 23
9%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - Not reported
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


United States Coast Guard Academy accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
-
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Not reported

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
-
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Not reported
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


138

Part-Time Faculty


23

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


42%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 61% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
280
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


United States Coast Guard Academy provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


95.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


75.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


76.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


77.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (8)


  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Management Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Operations Research
  • Political Science and Government, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Business/marketing, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    27,545

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Providence, Hartford

    Campus Size


    103 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    21.9 average low in January, 76 average high in September
    Rain
    118 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    1 mile(s) from campus in New London
    Nearest Train Station
    1 mile(s) from campus in New London

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Coed housing

    Students of College Housing


    100% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through senior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Not available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    Bear
    School Colors
    Blue and white with orange trim

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Crew
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Riflery
    Sailing
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Crew
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Riflery
    Sailing
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, sailing, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, table tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    United States Coast Guard Academy offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, club sports, musical activities, multicultural club, officers christian fellowship, international dance club

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    1,045

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,045
    Women
    367
    Men
    678

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 6.7% Asian
    • 6.5% Black/African-American
    • 9.5% Hispanic/Latino
    • 9.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 66.5% White
    • 0.9% Unknown

    International Students


    2.7% from 12 countries

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources

    Study resources