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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A+
West Point is a highly rated public college located in Highlands, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,491 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the West Point acceptance rate is 11%. Popular majors include Business, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering. West Point graduates 85% of its students.
646 Swift Rd
West Point, NY 10996
About United States Military Academy at West Point...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Division I-A Independents

United States Military Academy at West Point Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
11%
Application Deadline
February 28
SAT Range
1140-1350
ACT Range
27-33
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$0/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
33%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,491Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Accels in everything
    31%
  • Cadet
    31%
  • Alpha male
    15%
  • Excels in everything
    15%
  • All of the above
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Strict
    64%
  • Fast-paced
    14%
  • Every day Leadership Lab
    7%
  • Lack of common sense
    7%
  • Strict
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
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A big misconception is that West Point fosters development greater than most other colleges, academically, physically, etc. I don’t think West Point actually has a huge role in any of this as designed. There’s a ton of tedium and pains with the Academy, its organization, and its output to its students. The campus is holistically boring, and the days and weeks absolutely grind by. Nonetheless, I owe the extent of my growth partially in reaction. I’m reluctant to say any of this is intentional and systematically developed by West Point. True, it presents you with monumental challenges that you have to overcome, but I feel as though the unintentional challenges shaped me more than any of the actual formulated challenges (summers, big papers, etc). To write off the absolutely depressing and completely miserable atmosphere as a tool to develop leaders is misleading. West Point is *an* option, but the same effect can be done without the level of unadulterated wretchedness unique to it.
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Superb education, mission, campus, student body, faculty and military and physical programs! Duty Honor Country permeates every aspect of this leadership development experience like no other. Demands commitment, focus, and effort. Mission is to develop leaders of character for the Army and Nation. If you are about service to the Nation in the Armed Forces there is no better option no bigger challenge! Go Army!
West Point has a superior level of academics that can generally not be found elsewhere. Professors are always available for additional instruction and genuinely care about each student, along with having very small class sizes. Diversity is very wide-ranging with students from every major religion and area of the United States. The school has division 1 athletics with a multitude of clubs and teams to join. The campus is very beautiful with many accessible areas to relax. The mess hall food could be improved but consistently is healthy and nutritious. There is very little partying as there are no fraternities or sororities and this is a military college. It has a very large return on investment with a 100 % guarantee of a job as a second lieutenant upon graduation into the US Army.