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IPEDS ID: 197036
OPE ID: 00289300
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United States Military Academy
646 Swift Rd (ATTN: MASG), West Point, New York 10996-1905
General information:  (845) 938-4011
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Fringe
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  4,591 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  7 to 1
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Mission Statement
  "To educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army."
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students' federally guaranteed loans may be deferred while enrolled.
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or lessView note
Students who are admitted into West Point are commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army at graduation. Therefore, students must meet certain requirements specified by public law in order to be considered for admission to West Point. Students must be in good physical and mental health and pass a Department of Defense qualifying medical examination.
Special Learning Opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty2050
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • No detailed yearly expense data available.
  • As a cadet, you are a member of the U.S. Army and receive a full scholarship and an annual salary. There is no tuition charge, but there is a requirement for an initial deposit. Room, board, and medical and dental care are provided by the United States Government. A portion of the cadet pay is deposited to a "Cadet Account" to help pay for uniforms, books, a laptop computer, and incidentals.
Alternative Tuition Plans
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)4,591
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 83%
Female: 17%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 69%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 6%
Out-of-state: 93%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants15,40812,2833,125
Percent admitted9%9%7%
Percent admitted who enrolled85%86%81%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading580695
SAT Math600690
SAT Writing550665
ACT Composite2730
ACT English2731
ACT Math2631
ACT Writing89
  • To be considered for admission to West Point all applicants must obtain a nomination from an approved source (Congress, the President, Vice President, or Department of the Army). Also, applicants must be at least 17 but not yet 23 years of age by July 1 of year of entry. They must also be an unmarried U.S. citizen (foreign nationals with approval) in good health, with no parental obligations or responsibilities.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 96%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 100 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 84%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 81%
6-year: 83%
8-year: 83%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 80%
6-year: 84%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 84%
Female: 83%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 72%
Asian: 92%
Black or African American: 77%
Hispanic/Latino: 90%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 75%
White: 83%
Two or more races: 92%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 84%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies3
East Asian Studies3
European Studies/Civilization2
Latin American Studies9
Near and Middle Eastern Studies3
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)0
Russian Studies1
Category total21
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General24
Category total24
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General62
Organizational Behavior Studies7
Category total69
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General24
Information Science/Studies0
Information Technology21
Category total45
Chemical Engineering15
Civil Engineering, General45
Electrical and Electronics Engineering26
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering15
Mechanical Engineering67
Nuclear Engineering15
Operations Research9
Systems Engineering55
Category total247
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician0
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other2
Engineering/Industrial Management53
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology0
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician1
Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician0
Category total56
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature19
Chinese Language and Literature13
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other6
French Language and Literature9
German Language and Literature6
Portuguese Language and Literature11
Russian Language and Literature16
Spanish Language and Literature7
Category total87
American History (United States)8
European History0
History, Other33
Category total41
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General36
Category total36
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies26
Category total26
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General11
Mathematics, Other5
Statistics, Other0
Category total16
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Military Applied Sciences, Other43
Category total43
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science26
Systems Science and Theory21
Category total47
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science17
Environmental Studies14
Category total31
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science21
Category total21
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General2
Physical Sciences5
Physics, General12
Category total19
Psychology, General24
Category total24
Social Sciences
American Government and Politics (United States)18
Economics, General67
International Relations and Affairs36
Political Science and Government, General8
Social Sciences, Other0
Category total201
Grand total1,054
2004-2005 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined12897
Ice Hockey32
Swimming and Diving3424
Other Sports80
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1949 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
  • No campus security data reported for this institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
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