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U.S. Military Academy

U.S. Military Academy

U.S. Military Academy

US Military Academy, Westpoint

US Military Academy

The U.S. Military Academy is more than an institution of higher learning, it is a character-building exercise known as the West Point Experience; a 47 month long intellectual, military, physical and ethical training journey. Cadets undergo intensive military training during Cadet Basic Training and are assigned leadership roles within the Corps of Cadets. Students spend their third and fourth summers participating in Individual Advanced Development (IAD); serving in active Army units around the world or in more academic settings. Academically, class sizes are kept small and professors are dedicated to training the future of the U.S. Army. Cadets also develop ethically by adhering to the Cadet Honor Code, which states, A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do. With a strong emphasis on honor, discipline, physical fitness and academic excellence, students leave prepared for life beyond the military with an invaluable set of tools.

Admissions Phone 845 938-4041
Admissions Email
Codes SAT: 2924 ACT: 2976 FAFSA: N/A CSS Profile: N/A
Location West Point, New York; Small town, 50 miles North West from New York City
College Type Public
College Newspaper Pointer View
Enrollment ~4,500 undergraduate students
Popular Programs Engineering, Foreign Languages/Literature, Business/Marketing
Student Life All cadets reside on campus for their entire four years in one of the seven barracks buildings. Students are grouped into companies, yet all eat together for breakfast and lunch during weekdays. While student life is highly regimented, an extensive list of student organizations provides some release, allowing students to pursue extracurricular interests with like minded others. Officially known as ‘punishment tours’ students who leave their rooms unkempt, are tardy for class or commit some other infraction must walk for a specified number of hours.
International ~1% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required;  SAT or ACT: Required;
Transfer No, if transferring one must complete the 4 year course
Crossover Yale, Harvard, U.S Naval Academy, U.S Air Force Academy
Other Very Selective (~15% admitted), Common Application


Lynn Lubell

Lynn Radlauer Lubell, Publisher of and Founder of Admission By Design, an Educational Consultancy based in Boca Raton, Florida.

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