Skip Navigation
College Navigator
College Navigator

Name of School

States (use map for more than 1 state)

use map
close
ZIP Code 
 
select

Programs/Majors

 0 Items Selected

Level of Award  help

Institution Type help

graphic
 
blank
waiting for map to load
Loading map...

IPEDS ID: 197036
OPE ID: 00289300
add to favorites
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:  4,589 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  7 to 1
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 less
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 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty2690
Instructional2690
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 information on the undergraduate budget is available at https://westpoint.edu/sites/default/files/pdfs/General/Parents/Cadet%20Budget%202018-2019.pdf
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
  • 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.
Net Price Calculator
An institution’s net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.
Visit this institution's net price calculator
Fall 2018
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)4,589
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 77%
Female: 23%
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: 6%
Out-of-state: 93%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • 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 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: 97%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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 2018.

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) 2018-2019
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 Studies0
Russian Studies1
Category total2
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General26
Category total26
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General73
Organizational Behavior Studies0
Category total73
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other0
Computer and Information Sciences, General35
Information Technology18
Category total53
Engineering
Chemical Engineering22
Civil Engineering, General45
Electrical and Electronics Engineering25
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering9
Mechanical Engineering81
Nuclear Engineering21
Operations Research33
Systems Engineering58
Category total294
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/Technician0
Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician0
Category total51
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General11
Category total11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature9
Chinese Language and Literature16
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other16
French Language and Literature11
German Language and Literature1
Portuguese Language and Literature3
Russian Language and Literature12
Spanish Language and Literature4
Category total72
History
American History (United States)17
History, Other14
Military History17
Category total48
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General47
Category total47
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General22
Mathematics, Other0
Statistics, Other0
Category total22
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Military Applied Sciences, Other41
Space Systems Operations0
Category total41
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science22
Systems Science and Theory17
Category total39
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science12
Environmental Studies0
Category total12
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science13
Category total13
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy6
Category total6
Physical Sciences
Astrophysics8
Chemistry, General4
Physical Sciences5
Physics, General11
Category total28
Psychology
Applied Psychology18
Industrial and Organizational Psychology22
Category total40
Social Sciences
American Government and Politics (United States)9
Economics, General49
Geographic Information Science and Cartography9
Geography19
International Relations and Affairs43
Political Science and Government, General2
Sociology21
Category total152
Grand total1,030
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
  • Data not available.
  • 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.