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United States Military Academy

West Point, NY
University Website: www.westpoint.edu
Apply Online: admissions.usma.edu/
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The United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA), also known as West Point, Army, The Academy, or simply, The Point, is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York. The academy sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings, and monuments. The majority of the campus's neogothic buildings are constructed from gray and black granite. The campus is a popular tourist destination complete with a large visitor center and the oldest museum in the United States Army.

Candidates for admission must both apply directly to the academy and receive a nomination, usually from a Senator or Representative. Students are officers-in-training and are referred to as cadets or collectively as the United States Corps of Cadets (USCC). Tuition for cadets is fully funded by the Army in exchange for an active duty service obligation upon graduation. Approximately 1,300 cadets enter the Academy each July with about 1,000 cadets graduating.

The academic program grants a bachelor of science degree with a curriculum that grades cadets' performance upon a broad academic program, military leadership performance, and mandatory participation in competitive athletics. Cadets are required to adhere to the Cadet Honor Code, which states that "a cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do." The academy bases a cadet's leadership experience as a development of all three pillars of performance: academics, physical, and military.

Most graduates are commissioned as second lieutenants in the Army. Foreign cadets are commissioned into the armies of their home countries. Since 1959, cadets have also been eligible to "cross-commission," or request a commission in one of the other armed services, provided they meet that service's eligibility standards. Every year, a small number of cadets do this, usually in a one-for-one "trade" with a similarly inclined cadet or midshipman at one of the other service academies.

Because of the academy's age and unique mission, its traditions influenced other institutions. It was the first American college to have class rings, and its technical curriculum was a model for later engineering schools. West Point's student body has a unique rank structure and lexicon. All cadets reside on campus and dine together en masse on weekdays for breakfast and lunch. The academy fields fifteen men's and nine women's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports teams. Cadets compete in one sport every fall, winter, and spring season at the intramural, club, or intercollegiate level. Its football team was a national power in the early and mid-20th century, winning three national championships. Its alumni and students are collectively referred to as "The Long Gray Line," and its ranks include two Presidents of the United States, numerous famous generals, and seventy-four Medal of Honor recipients.

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

646 Swift Rd (ATTN: MASG)
West Point, NY 10996-1905
(845) 938-4011

Apply online Admissions:
admissions.usma.edu/

Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Military Technologies And Applied Sciences
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
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United States Military Academy

Statistics:
Applied 13,954
Admitted 1,473 11%
Enrolled total 1,231
Full Time: 1,231
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 560 680
SAT Math 590 690
SAT Writing 550 660
ACT Composite 25 31
ACT English 25 31
ACT Math 25 31
ACT Writing 7 9
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 92%
4-year graduation rate 80%
6-year graduation rate 82%
Application Deadlines:
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Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Recommended
Secondary School Rank Required
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor 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 Military 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
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(without family)
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(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
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United States Military Academy

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
African Studies X
East Asian Studies X
European Studies/Civilization X
Latin American Studies X
Near and Middle Eastern Studies X
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign) X
Russian Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Business Administration and Management, General X
Organizational Behavior Studies X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X
Information Science/Studies X
Information Technology X
ENGINEERING
Chemical Engineering X
Civil Engineering, General X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering X
Mechanical Engineering X
Nuclear Engineering X
Operations Research X
Systems Engineering X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician X
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other X
Engineering/Industrial Management X
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology X
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician X
Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Arabic Language and Literature X
Chinese Language and Literature X
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other X
French Language and Literature X
German Language and Literature X
Portuguese Language and Literature X
Russian Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HISTORY
American History (United States) X
European History X
History, Other X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Legal Studies, General X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Humanities/Humanistic Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
Mathematics, Other X
Statistics, Other X
MILITARY TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Military Applied Sciences, Other X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Cognitive Science X
Systems Science and Theory X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X
Environmental Studies X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Kinesiology and Exercise Science X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X
Physical Sciences X
Physics, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
American Government and Politics (United States) X
Economics, General X
Geography X
International Relations and Affairs X
Political Science and Government, General X
Social Sciences, Other X
Sociology X

United States Military Academy Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
ATHENA Scholarship $1000 March 15, 2015
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