United States Naval Academy campus

Overview

Applicants
17,618
Acceptance Rate
8%

GPA Breakdown

75%
Over 3.75
12%
3.50 - 3.74
7%
3.25 - 3.49
4%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
560 - 670
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
610 - 710

Deadlines


Regular
January 31

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Interview
Extracurricular Activities
Character / Personal Qualities
Level of applicant's interest

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
582
with Terminal Degree
356

413
Men
169
Women
70
Minority
17
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
90%
Graduate in 5 years
90%
Graduate in 6 years
90%

Majors

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Technology

  • Engineering

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Computer Hardware Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Operations Research
  • Systems Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Chinese Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Military Technologies

  • Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General


Students Say

One of the nation’s most prestigious institutions, the United States Naval Academy provides undergraduates with the opportunity “to be among America’s next generation of leaders, and to represent the best this country has to offer.” Certainly, these midshipmen are drawn to the promise of serving their country and “receiving an Ivy League-equivalent education” all while “push[ing themselves] further than [they] ever thought possible.” Indeed, students greatly value the fact that, “[t]he curriculum is designed around training and developing leaders, and takes a whole-person aspect into view.” As one senior explains, “character is a must, and ethical-leadership is the standard. We are encouraged and enabled to perform academically, physically, and morally.” Additionally, undergrads speak highly of their overall classroom experience as well as their “excellent” professors. Many students are pleased to discover that their teachers focus on “how course material can be applied in the real world.” They also feel that, by and large, professors here are “extremely knowledgeable in their field.” Perhaps even more importantly, these midshipmen brag that instructors “are willing to devote a lot of extra time to help students outside of class.” And a grateful sophomore emphasizes, “Professors will go out of their way to help students at practically every hour of the day.” Surely, there’s no doubt that the Naval Academy provides students “with the tools to succeed.”

Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services

Prominent Alumni


James E. Carter
President of United States; Nobel Peace Prize

Alan B. Shepard
First American in Space; Rear Admiral US Navy

Albert A. Michelson
First Nobel Laureate in Science from U.S.

Chester Nimitz
Fleet Admiral, United States Navy

Roger T. Staubach
NFL Hall of Fame, Businesman

James B. Stockdale
Medal of Honor Awardee; Vice Admiral US Navy

John S. McCain
United States Senator

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
90%
Graduate in 5 years
90%
Graduate in 6 years
90%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Median Starting Salary
$77,100

Median Mid-Career Salary
$131,000

Alumni with High Job Meaning
69%

Students Say

Midshipmen life is very difficult, but “the rewards are so great?in four short years.” “It [is] a fantastic opportunity to serve my country and to secure a fantastic education and job immediately after I finish my undergraduate degree,” says one midshipman. Those who make it through all four years receive a Bachelor of Science degree and then are commissioned as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps, and must fulfill a minimum military commitment of five years. Graduates of the academy who visited PayScale.com had an Median starting salary of $77,100, and sixty-nine percent reported feeling that their job had a meaningful impact on the world.

Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines

Bottom Line

The Navy pays for the tuition, room and board, and medical and dental care of Naval Academy midshipmen. Midshipmen also enjoy regular active-duty benefits, including access to military commissaries and exchanges, commercial transportation and lodging discounts, and the ability to fly space-available in military aircraft around the world. Midshipmen are also given a monthly salary of $864, from which laundry, barber, cobbler, activities fees, yearbook, and other service charges are deducted. Actual cash pay is less than $100 per month your first year, increasing each year to $400 per month in your fourth year.

Bang For Your Buck

All graduates go on to become an ensign in the Navy or a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps and serve five years as an officer, followed by reserve commissions. Many also go on for additional training, including nuclear power, aviation, submarine warfare, and special operations. Especially capable and highly motivated students are able to enroll in the school’s challenging honors programs, which provide opportunities to start work on postgraduate degrees while still at the academy. Graduates of USNA tend to spread themselves beyond the military, and the school has produced one president and numerous astronauts, and more than 990 noted scholars in a variety of academic fields are academy graduates, including forty-six Rhodes Scholars and twenty-four Marshall Scholars.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$0

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$0

Average Need-Based Loan
$0

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$0

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
0%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$0

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$0
Required Fees
$0
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$0

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 


Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,511
Out of State
93%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
31

Demographics

6.72%
Asian
6.96%
African-American
11.19%
Hispanic
65.45%
Caucasian
1.12%
Unknown
1.33%
International

23% female
77% male
93% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Students Say

Without a doubt, many midshipmen would define their peers as “hard charging,” “motivated,” “type A personalities.” They could also easily be seen as “goal-oriented, physically fit” and occasionally “cynical about academy life.” Of course, wandering around campus, it might appear as though the typical student is “a Caucasian male...very conservative, religious [and] very morally upright.” However, a junior happily points out, “Our school is required to have students from all over the country, and people from very different backgrounds all meld together.” And one sophomore explains that ultimately, “Because we all go through such rigorous evolutions every week, we have this unspoken understanding/respect for each other that acts as a great ice breaker when making friends.”

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
100%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

Students Say

“I call the Naval Academy the world’s most beautiful prison...we work to defend freedom, not enjoy it.” Yes, as this midshipman colorfully alludes, life at the Naval Academy is quite regimented and rules here are “strictly enforced.” Students are quick to note that, with the exception of a few seniors, “no one is allowed to leave campus during the week.” Nevertheless, the “lifestyle is very busy” despite the ban. An aerospace engineering major explains, “There is constantly something to be done between formations, room inspections, mandatory parades and evening lectures.” Thankfully, even with these highly regulated schedules, students can participate in “a wide variety of extracurricular activities.” Indeed, “from salsa dancing to marathon club to combat arms team, there is something for everyone to get involved with.” When precious free time is available, many students enjoy engaging in outdoor activities such as “rock climbing, sailing, fishing, hiking, and camping.” Additionally, a lot of midshipmen can be found “running and biking when the weather is good.” The Academy itself has virtually no party scene since “it’s a completely dry campus.” And a sophomore warns that “if you are found with alcohol you are kicked out.” However, during the weekends, midshipmen who are of age love sampling the bars around Annapolis. And all undergrads appreciate the school’s proximity to both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Finally, many midshipmen conclude by stressing that life at the Academy “gets better as you progress.”

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
100
Number of Honor Societies
12

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
8

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

102% participate in intramural sports
24% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Navy)
20 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Light Weight Football
Riflery
Sailing
Soccer
Squash
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Water Polo
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Navy)
15 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Riflery
Sailing
Soccer
Squash
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health

Sustainability


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
80

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
50

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Midshipmen are issued personal computers prior to the beginning of their first academic year.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Address
52 King George Street
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD 21402

Phone
410-293-4361

Email
webmail@usna.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Bancroft Hall
U.S. Naval Academy Museum
Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center
U.S. Naval Academy Chapel
Lejeune Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The downtown and waterfront areas of Annapolis are showcases filled with beautifully preserved 18th-century buildings.
Walking tours and boat cruises are offered at many different sites in town and at the docks.
Maryland State House
Maryland State War Memorial
Eastern Shore
Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD are within 35 miles of the Naval Academy.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Saturday
8am-5pm; 9am-noon
410-293-4361

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: Jun-Sept: Mon-Sat 9:30am-3:30pm; Sun 12:30pm-3:30
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Monday thru Friday

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
www.usna.edu/admissions

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Only candidates who have completed admissions packets academy to be competitive

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Baltimore-Washington International Airport is 25 miles from the Naval Academy. Shuttle service is available from/to the airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-95, take the Beltway to the east around Washington, DC. Exit to U.S. Rte. 50 East. toward Annapolis. From U.S. 50, take Exit 24 Rowe Blvd. into Annapolis, then turn left onto Taylor Ave. At 'T' intersection, turn right onto Maryland route 450, then at the stoplight turn right onto King George Street. The Naval Academy's visitor entrance is at the end of King George Street, at the intersection of King George and Randall Streets. Cars MUST have current Department of Defense registration and decal in order to be permitted onto the Naval Academy. Street parking and parking garages are available in Annapolis within walking distance of the Naval Academy.

Local Accommodations
The Naval Academy is at one end of the historic city of Annapolis. Lodging is available in large selection of hotels and bed/breakfasts.