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United States Naval Academy

United States Naval Academy

+1 410-293-1000

121 Blake Rd Annapolis, MD USA 21402

The United States Naval Academy was founded in 1845 in Annapolis, Maryland. Its aim is to develop Midshipmen into great Sailors and Marines. The Academy formed during the American Revolution when there was a need to create a navy which would be able to fight the Royal Navy.

1.2% of students are international students and 29.2% are of minority backgrounds. 29% of the student body are women. Students have an average GPA of 3.66, an average SAT score of 1,260, and an average ACT score of 29.

The application deadline is January 21st for the United States Naval Academy. To apply, students must be at least 17 years old and must not have passed their 23rd birthday before July 1st the year they will enter the program. Students must also be unmarried, have no dependents, must not be pregnant, and must have a Social Security number and be a U.S. citizen. Applicants must also have a nomination, submit test scores, pass a medical examination, pass an interview, pass a fitness assessment, and provide their high school transcript.

The Academy has an acceptance rate of just 9.1%. The average first year retention rate is 96%. Additionally, the graduation rate is 91.2%.

There are 26 majors. Many students major in science, technology, mathematics, or engineering.

There are many opportunities for students during the summer. Midshipmen have the option to study abroad for one semester at a foreign military academy or civilian universities. Other students may enroll in a four-to-six-week language and cultural immersion program or have professional training abroad sailing ships.

There are also more than 70 extracurriculars for students to explore during their time in the Academy. Some activities students may explore are the Alpine Ski team, the dance club, the paintball team, the French team, and more. There are also honor societies, 33 varsity sports, and 15 intramural sports.

There are 4,594 undergraduates enrolled. Students represent ten countries. There is a student-faculty ratio of just 8 to 1.

All graduates from the United States Naval Academy receive a Bachelor of Science degree and are then commissioned as officers in the Marine Corps or the Navy.

The school has a strong network of alumni and a strong tradition. Just in the class of 2025, there are 79 students who are children of alumni. 11 students in the entering class have two parents who are alumni of the Academy.

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