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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:  4,348 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  7 to 1
Admissionsadmissions.usma.edu/
Apply Onlineadmissions.usma.edu/
Net Price Calculatorwww.westpoint.edu
Disability Serviceswww.westpoint.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
All prospective students must pass the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board prior to consideration for admission into 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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty2140
Instructional2140
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.
  • Interpret data with caution. There is no tuition to attend the United States Military Academy. Students (Cadets) that are accepted into West Point are members of the U.S Army, and each Cadet receives an annual salary, room and board and medical and dental care. However, there is an INITIAL DEPOSIT required from all new incoming Plebe Cadets that cover the initial issue of uniforms, books, supplies, incidentals, and equipment that the New Cadet will need.
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
  • Data not available.
  • Data not available.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)4,348
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 81%
Female: 19%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 10%
Hispanic/Latino: 12%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 66%
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%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
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: 93%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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 2015.

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) 2015-2016
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 Studies0
European Studies/Civilization3
Latin American Studies1
Near and Middle Eastern Studies2
Russian Studies0
Category total6
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General26
Category total26
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General62
Organizational Behavior Studies9
Category total71
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other2
Computer and Information Sciences, General44
Information Technology12
Category total58
Engineering
Chemical Engineering22
Civil Engineering, General38
Electrical and Electronics Engineering26
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering23
Mechanical Engineering102
Nuclear Engineering11
Operations Research9
Systems Engineering63
Category total294
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Chemical Engineering Technology/Technician0
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician1
Engineering/Industrial Management33
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology0
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician1
Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician1
Category total36
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General16
Category total16
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature11
Chinese Language and Literature11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other13
French Language and Literature5
German Language and Literature6
Portuguese Language and Literature3
Russian Language and Literature11
Spanish Language and Literature4
Category total64
History
American History (United States)10
History, Other14
Military History10
Category total34
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General31
Category total31
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies1
Category total1
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General15
Mathematics, Other0
Category total15
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Military Applied Sciences, Other40
Category total40
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science19
Systems Science and Theory40
Category total59
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science21
Environmental Studies3
Category total24
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science17
Category total17
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy8
Category total8
Physical Sciences
Astrophysics0
Chemistry, General8
Physical Sciences4
Physics, General19
Category total31
Psychology
Applied Psychology25
Industrial and Organizational Psychology0
Category total25
Social Sciences
American Government and Politics (United States)10
Economics, General50
Geographic Information Science and Cartography16
Geography21
International Relations and Affairs29
Political Science and Government, General4
Sociology5
Category total135
Grand total991
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
  • 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 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. Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data are not included when number of borrowers entering repayment includes 10 or fewer borrowers for all 3 cohort years.