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646 Swift Road

West Point, NY 10996-1905

United States

Phone: 845-938-4041

Fax: 845-938-3021


Majors & Special Programs
Academic Rating: 99
Most Popular Majors: Business Administration and Management, General
Economics, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
All Majors: African Studies
African Studies
American Government and Politics (United States)
American History (United States)
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Combined Degree Programs: Not Reported
Special Study Options: Double Major
Exchange Student
Honors Program
Study Abroad

Other Special Study Options:
During the summer cadets participate in Individual Advanced Development (IADs). Some military IADs include Airborne School (parachuting), Air Assault School (rappelling out of helicopters), Combat Engineering Sapper School, Mountain Warfare School, and Special Forces Scuba School. There are physical IADs such as training at the U.S. Olympic Center and Outward Bound. Very popular among cadets are academic IADs. These are similar to internships students at civilian colleges might participate in. Some academic IADs include duty with the Supreme Court, Crossroads to Africa, NASA, and the national Laboratories.
Required Coursework: Computer literacy
English (including composition)
Foreign languages
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science

Other required coursework:
Military Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Physical Education, Geography, Law
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Faculty & Class Information
Student Faculty Ratio:7:1
Total Faculty:614
Full-time & part-time faculty with Phds:296
Classes Taught by TAs:0%
Most Frequent Class Size:10 - 19
Most Frequent Lab & Sub-Section Size:10 - 19
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