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United States Coast Guard Academy

New London, CT
University Website: www.uscga.edu
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Founded in 1876, the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is the military academy of the United States Coast Guard. Located in New London, Connecticut, it is the smallest of the five federal service academies. The academy provides education to future Coast Guard officers in one of eight major fields of study.

Unlike the other service academies, admission to the academy does not require a congressional nomination. Students are officers-in-training and are referred to as cadets. Tuition for cadets is fully funded by the Coast Guard in exchange for an obligation of five years active duty service upon graduation. This obligation increases if the cadet chooses to go to flight school or graduate school. Approximately 300 cadets enter the academy each summer with about 200 cadets graduating. Graduates are commissioned as ensigns. The academic program grants a Bachelor of Science degree in one of eight majors, with a curriculum that grades cadets' performance upon a holistic education of academics, physical fitness, character and leadership. Cadets are required to adhere to the academy's "Honor Concept," "Who lives here reveres honor, honors duty," which is emblazoned in the halls of the academy's entrance.

The academy's motto is Scientiæ cedit mare, which is Latin for "the sea yields to knowledge" (the trident, emblem of the Roman god Neptune, represents seapower).

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  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $0.00 avg tuition

15 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4195
(860) 444-8444

Areas of Study:

  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Engineering
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
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United States Coast Guard Academy

Statistics:
Applied 2,344
Admitted 374 16%
Enrolled total 291
Full Time: 291
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 550 640
SAT Math 590 670
SAT Writing 540 630
ACT Composite 25 29
ACT English 24 30
ACT Math 26 30
ACT Writing 6 8
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 95%
4-year graduation rate 79%
6-year graduation rate 83%
Application Deadlines:
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Early Admission Deadline
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Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Required
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

United States Coast Guard Academy

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $0.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $0.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 0%
Percent receiving grant aid 0%
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Percent receiving student loan aid 0%
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United States Coast Guard Academy

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Business Administration and Management, General X
ENGINEERING
Civil Engineering, General X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X
Mechanical Engineering X
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering X
Operations Research X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Political Science and Government, General X

Scholarships for Students in Connecticut

Name Amount Deadline
Dr. Frank Santamour Scholarship $1250 September 05, 2014
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