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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:  4,536 (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 lessView note
All prospective students must pass the Department of Defense's Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB) before 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 2020Full timePart time
Total faculty2820
Instructional2820
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 in exchange for no fewer than 5 years of service in the United States Army after graduation. More information on the undergraduate budget is available at https://s3.amazonaws.com/usma-media/inline-images/Parents/pdf/cadet_budget_2019_2020.pdf
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2019-2020
  • 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 inactive 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 2019-2020, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2020
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)4,536
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 76%
Female: 24%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 8%
Black or African American: 13%
Hispanic/Latino: 12%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 62%
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: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2019.
  • 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: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2020
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants14,96910,3164,653
Percent admitted9%10%7%
Percent admitted who enrolled82%82%80%
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 2020 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT90285%
ACT74170%
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 Writing610700
SAT Math600740
ACT Composite2833
ACT English2835
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: 99%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Returned in Fall 2020
  • Higher than typical retention rate is due to reduced attrition during COVID-19 pandemic in the spring and summer of 2020.
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 2020.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 85%
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 2012]
4-year: 81%
6-year: 85%
8-year: 86%
[Began in Fall 2014]
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 2012 or Fall 2014
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: 83%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 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: 95%
Asian: 83%
Black or African American: 71%
Hispanic/Latino: 76%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 90%
Two or more races: 79%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 86%
Non-resident alien: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 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 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 86%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
  • Institution only reported students who did not receive Pell Grants in 2012-13
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
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 Studies1
East Asian Studies0
European Studies/Civilization2
Latin American Studies1
Near and Middle Eastern Studies1
Russian Studies1
Category total6
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General26
Category total26
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General71
Organizational Behavior Studies0
Category total71
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other0
Computer and Information Sciences, General52
Information Technology15
Category total67
Engineering
Chemical Engineering30
Civil Engineering, General32
Electrical and Electronics Engineering17
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering9
Mechanical Engineering77
Nuclear Engineering17
Operations Research28
Systems Engineering69
Category total279
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Chemical Engineering Technology/Technician0
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians0
Engineering/Industrial Management48
Environmental/Environmental Engineering Technology/Technician0
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician2
Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician0
Category total50
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General18
Category total18
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature8
Chinese Language and Literature8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other11
French Language and Literature8
German Language and Literature3
Portuguese Language and Literature7
Russian Language and Literature12
Spanish Language and Literature8
Category total65
History
American History (United States)14
History, Other14
Military History22
Category total50
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies62
Category total62
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General17
Mathematics, Other0
Statistics, Other0
Category total17
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Military Applied Sciences, Other36
Space Systems Operations18
Category total54
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science, General24
Systems Science and Theory32
Category total56
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science26
Environmental Studies0
Category total26
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology14
Category total14
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy7
Category total7
Physical Sciences
Astrophysics0
Chemistry, General6
Physical Sciences, General0
Physics, General17
Category total23
Psychology
Applied Psychology20
Industrial and Organizational Psychology14
Category total34
Social Sciences
American Government and Politics (United States)29
Economics, General67
Geographic Information Science and Cartography26
Geography34
International Relations and Affairs37
Political Science and Government, General3
Sociology, General24
Category total220
Grand total1,145
Educational Benefits, 2019-2020
  • 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)01/01/2028
  • (!) 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.