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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
Website:  www.westpoint.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Fringe
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  4,414 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  7 to 1
Admissionsadmissions.usma.edu/
Apply Onlineadmissions.usma.edu/
Net Price Calculatorwww.usma.edu
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 Focus
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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1960
Instructional1960
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-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.
  • West Point is a federally-funded military institution. All students are on Active Duty Status as members of the United States Army and receive an annual salary. All student expenses, including tuition, room & board, and supplies are paid for by the federal government. In exchange, all graduates from West Point are required to serve no fewer than 5 years in the United States Army.
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid100%————
Grant or scholarship aid00%$0
Federal grants00%$0
Pell grants00%$0
Other federal grants00%$0
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid00%$0
Federal student loans00%$0
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid100%$0
Pell grants00%$0
Federal student loans00%$0
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not award financial aid in 2014-2015, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)4,414
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: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 12%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 67%
Two or more races: 3%
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: 7%
Out-of-state: 92%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 2%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants14,63510,2474,388
Percent admitted10%11%8%
Percent admitted who enrolled83%84%80%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT99080%
ACT1,00281%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Reading580680
SAT Math610710
SAT Writing560670
ACT Composite2631
ACT English2633
ACT Math2631
ACT Writing89
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: 94%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 83%
(*) 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 2007]
4-year: 80%
6-year: 84%
8-year: 84%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 80%
6-year: 83%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 78%
Asian: 94%
Black or African American: 67%
Hispanic/Latino: 93%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 83%
Two or more races: 73%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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 Studies2
East Asian Studies2
European Studies/Civilization1
Latin American Studies5
Near and Middle Eastern Studies2
Russian Studies0
Category total12
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General27
Category total27
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General66
Organizational Behavior Studies8
Category total74
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other4
Computer and Information Sciences, General21
Information Technology24
Category total49
Engineering
Chemical Engineering21
Civil Engineering, General39
Electrical and Electronics Engineering24
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering14
Mechanical Engineering109
Nuclear Engineering20
Operations Research15
Systems Engineering38
Category total280
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Chemical Engineering Technology/Technician0
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician2
Engineering/Industrial Management23
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology1
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician2
Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician0
Category total28
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General0
Category total0
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature18
Chinese Language and Literature15
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other9
French Language and Literature6
German Language and Literature5
Portuguese Language and Literature5
Russian Language and Literature8
Spanish Language and Literature6
Category total72
History
American History (United States)6
History, Other10
Military History8
Category total24
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General28
Category total28
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies15
Category total15
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General19
Mathematics, Other2
Category total21
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Military Applied Sciences, Other23
Category total23
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science16
Systems Science and Theory44
Category total60
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science20
Environmental Studies19
Category total39
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science19
Category total19
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy0
Category total0
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General11
Physical Sciences6
Physics, General18
Category total35
Psychology
Applied Psychology30
Category total30
Social Sciences
American Government and Politics (United States)27
Economics, General75
Geographic Information Science and Cartography16
Geography15
International Relations and Affairs31
Political Science and Government, General13
Sociology20
Category total197
Grand total1,033
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
  • Soldiers who are currently serving in an Active Duty, Reserve or National Guard capacity are encouraged to apply to West Point to further their education. West Point is committed to helping qualified Soldiers reach their full potentials and secure commissions in the Regular Army. The application steps are the same for Soldiers and civilians who apply. However, they must meet certain requirements specified by public law in order to be considered for admission to West Point.
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1949 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
  • The United States Military Academy (USMA), United State Naval Academy (USNA), and United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) fall under the Department of Defense, not the Department of Education. Consequently, these Military Service Academies do not participate in the Title IV student aid programs and are not subject to the Clery Act. However, under the National Defense Authorization Act, they are mandated to report information about efforts to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and sexual assault at the military academies directly to Congress. This comprehensive report, the Department of Defense's Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies, includes data on reported incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault involving cadets and midshipmen. You can access past copies of the report at http://www.sapr.mil/index.php/annual-reports.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
  • This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.