United States Military Academy

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Acceptance Rate 12 %
SAT Average 1,270
Student Population 4,589
Graduation Rate 85 %
Students:Faculty 7

Academic Overview

United States Military Academy Campus, West Point, NY
he United States Military Academy (USMA), also known as West Point, Army, Army West Point, The Academy, or simply The Point, is a four-year federal service academy in West Point, New York. It was originally established as a fort that sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River with a scenic view, 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City. It is the oldest of the five American service academies. The academy traces its roots to 1801, when President Thomas Jefferson directed that plans be set in motion to establish the United States Military Academy at West Point. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings, and monuments. The majority of the campus's Norman-style buildings are constructed from gray and black granite. The campus is a popular tourist destination, with a visitor center and the oldest museum in the United States Army. United States Military Academy is a public, 4 or more years institute located in West Point, New York. It is a Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Bachelor's degree. The school offers only undergraduate programs and a total of 4,589 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 12% and the graduation rate is 85% last year.

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at West Point. The acceptance rate of West Point is 12% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 83%. The average graduation rate is 85% and the transfer-out rate is 4%. A total of 4,589 students is attending , and the student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for United States Military Academy is 12 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for United States Military Academy is 85 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for United States Military Academy is 4 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for United States Military Academy is 97 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for United States Military Academy is 4,589
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for United States Military Academy is 7 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
7 to 1

Offered Degrees

West Point offers 63 major programs on-site (in-person class) only. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree630

Special Learning Opportunities

United States Military Academy does not offer online classes (distance learning opportunities) for any degree program. The school provides study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Freshmen (full-time) are required to live in on-campus house (e.g. dorms) at United States Military Academy.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassNo
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:4,700)
Board/Meal Plan