United States Military Academy

606 Thayer Rd, West Point, United States
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Overview of United States Military Academy

About this school

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.
  • Website


    www.usma.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,491
    • Men:3,507 (78.1%)
    • Women:984 (21.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Not reported

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
1
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 28
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 required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
600 Thayer Road
City, State, Zip
West Point, NY  10996
Phone
(845) 938-5760
Fax
(845) 938-3021
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 28
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
February 28
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications not accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

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
4 required for all freshmen
Other
Candidates will be notified if they can compete for admission into West Point after the Service Academies Pre-candidate Questionnaire is submitted to West Point’s Admission office required for freshmen
Financial Need
-

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
10% of 12,973 applicants were admitted
Women
8% of 3,799 applicants were admitted
Men
10% of 9,174 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,210 (98%) of 1,240 admitted students enrolled
Women
291 (97%) of 301 admitted students enrolled
Men
919 (98%) of 939 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
650 average |600-710 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
29%
• Score 600 - 700
46%
• Score 500 - 600
25%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
650 average |585-690 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
22%
• Score 600 - 700
47%
• Score 500 - 600
29%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |23-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
16%
• Score 24 - 29
55%
• Score 18 - 23
29%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• 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 Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


United States Military Academy accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
-
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


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

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
Not reported
-

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 Borrowing Plus Loans
-
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


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


611

Part-Time Faculty


0

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


52%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 85% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 1% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 94% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


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
1,468,410

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
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 Military Academy provides none

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


96.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


81.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


84.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


85.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (59)


  • African Studies
  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • American History (United States)
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Cognitive Science
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, Other
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Military Applied Sciences, Other
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Operations Research
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, Other
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems Science and Theory

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Engineering, Social sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


6,763

Nearest Metropolitan Area


16,080 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


New York City

Weather


Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
50 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Newburgh
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Garrison

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


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


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Mule
School Colors
Black, gold, and gray

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, swimming and diving, ultimate Frisbee, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


United States Military Academy offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, spirit clubs, big brother/big sister, cadet fine arts forum, film forum, philosophy forum

Sororities


93% of women participate

Fraternities


92% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,491

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,491
Women
984
Men
3,507

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 8.4% Asian
  • 12.2% Black/African-American
  • 10.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 63.1% White
  • 1.3% Unknown

International Students


1.2% from 30 countries

Average Age


Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources