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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:  4,491 (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 (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 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty2310
Instructional2310
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 cadet expenses - including tuition, room and board, and supplies - are paid for. In exchange, all graduates are required to serve no fewer than 5 years in the United States Army. More info on the undergraduate budget is available at https://www.usma.edu/parents/SiteAssets/Cadet%20Budget%202018-2019.pdf.
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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.
  • There is no tuition or financial aid at the U.S. Military Academy. The U.S. Army pays 100% of the tuition, room & board, and medical & dental costs for all cadets. This means that all West Point cadets attend on a full scholarship, in return for a service commitment upon graduation (currently 5 years active and 3 years reserve duty). Also, each cadet receives a salary that covers the costs of uniforms, books, supplies, etc. that cadets need while at West Point.

  • 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 2017-2018, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)4,491
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 78%
Female: 22%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 8%
Black or African American: 12%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 63%
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: 5%
Out-of-state: 92%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
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 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants12,2948,9193,375
Percent admitted11%12%10%
Percent admitted who enrolled86%85%88%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
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 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,06088%
ACT96480%
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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing550660
SAT Math590690
ACT Composite2733
ACT English2734
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: 96%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
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 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 85%
Transfer-out rate: 4%
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 2010]
4-year: 83%
6-year: 86%
8-year: 86%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 81%
6-year: 85%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
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: 85%
Female: 84%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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: 91%
Asian: 89%
Black or African American: 75%
Hispanic/Latino: 82%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 50%
White: 87%
Two or more races: 80%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 82%
Non-resident alien: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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 are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) 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, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. 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.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 86%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 2%
  • Institution only reported students who did not receive Pell Grants in 2010-11
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
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/Civilization1
Latin American Studies1
Near and Middle Eastern Studies3
Russian Studies0
Category total5
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General25
Category total25
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General100
Organizational Behavior Studies0
Category total100
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other1
Computer and Information Sciences, General25
Information Technology15
Category total41
Engineering
Chemical Engineering19
Civil Engineering, General46
Electrical and Electronics Engineering14
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering9
Mechanical Engineering89
Nuclear Engineering20
Operations Research23
Systems Engineering31
Category total251
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Chemical Engineering Technology/Technician0
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician0
Engineering/Industrial Management52
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology0
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician0
Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician0
Category total52
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General25
Category total25
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature8
Chinese Language and Literature15
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other7
French Language and Literature3
German Language and Literature7
Portuguese Language and Literature4
Russian Language and Literature11
Spanish Language and Literature17
Category total72
History
American History (United States)18
History, Other24
Military History23
Category total65
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General38
Category total38
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0
Category total0
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General26
Mathematics, Other1
Category total27
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Military Applied Sciences, Other33
Category total33
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science13
Systems Science and Theory30
Category total43
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science22
Environmental Studies6
Category total28
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science16
Category total16
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy7
Category total7
Physical Sciences
Astrophysics0
Chemistry, General2
Physical Sciences11
Physics, General20
Category total33
Psychology
Applied Psychology21
Industrial and Organizational Psychology0
Category total21
Social Sciences
American Government and Politics (United States)11
Economics, General58
Geographic Information Science and Cartography16
Geography13
International Relations and Affairs19
Political Science and Government, General6
Sociology10
Category total133
Grand total1,015
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
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
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationAccredited since ((!)07/01/1949)12/31/2020
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/132772.
  • 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.