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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:  4,389 (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 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
All prospective students must pass the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB) prior to consideration for admission into West Point. Applicants should become familiar with the examination requirements and medical standards to ensure a complete and competitive application to West Point.
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 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty2250
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.
  • West Point is a federally-funded military institution. All cadet expenses, including tuition, room & board, and supplies, are paid for. In exchange, all graduates 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.
  • Data not available.
  • Data not available.
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Fall 2016
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)4,389
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 80%
Female: 20%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 12%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 64%
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: 5%
Out-of-state: 92%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • 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 2016
Number of applicants14,82910,8643,965
Percent admitted10%10%9%
Percent admitted who enrolled88%91%79%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
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 2016 (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 Reading580690
SAT Math600700
ACT Composite2631
ACT English2833
ACT Math2732
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: 95%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
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 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 86%
Transfer-out rate: 2%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
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 2008]
4-year: 79%
6-year: 82%
8-year: 82%
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 83%
6-year: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2008 or Fall 2010
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: 86%
Female: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 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: 92%
Asian: 89%
Black or African American: 74%
Hispanic/Latino: 82%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 88%
Two or more races: 81%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 92%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
Award and enrollment rate:
Received award in 6 years: 82%
Received award in 8 years: 82%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 2%
  • Institution did not enroll full-time, non-first-time or part-time entering undergraduates.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
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 Studies0
East Asian Studies1
European Studies/Civilization0
Latin American Studies0
Near and Middle Eastern Studies1
Russian Studies1
Category total3
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General30
Category total30
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General86
Organizational Behavior Studies10
Category total96
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other3
Computer and Information Sciences, General32
Information Technology10
Category total45
Chemical Engineering18
Civil Engineering, General33
Electrical and Electronics Engineering22
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering7
Mechanical Engineering72
Nuclear Engineering21
Operations Research17
Systems Engineering70
Category total260
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Chemical Engineering Technology/Technician0
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician0
Engineering/Industrial Management51
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology0
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician1
Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician0
Category total52
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General8
Category total8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature8
Chinese Language and Literature13
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other15
French Language and Literature10
German Language and Literature10
Portuguese Language and Literature9
Russian Language and Literature9
Spanish Language and Literature8
Category total82
American History (United States)12
History, Other17
Military History14
Category total43
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General18
Category total18
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies5
Category total5
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General17
Mathematics, Other0
Category total17
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Military Applied Sciences, Other36
Category total36
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science15
Systems Science and Theory29
Category total44
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science13
Environmental Studies7
Category total20
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science17
Category total17
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total7
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General5
Physical Sciences13
Physics, General12
Category total30
Applied Psychology28
Industrial and Organizational Psychology0
Category total28
Social Sciences
American Government and Politics (United States)14
Economics, General54
Geographic Information Science and Cartography19
International Relations and Affairs18
Political Science and Government, General12
Category total144
Grand total985
Educational Benefits, 2015-2016
  • Institution did not award educational benefits in 2013-14.
  • 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
  • This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database. Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data are not included when number of borrowers entering repayment includes 10 or fewer borrowers for all 3 cohort years.