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  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
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
West Point is an elite public college located in Highlands, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,389 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the West Point acceptance rate is only 10%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Mechanical Engineering, and Systems Engineering. West Point graduates 86% of its students.
About United States Military Academy at West Point...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Division I-A Independents
Address
646 Swift Road
West Point, NY 10996
Website

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
10%
Application Deadline
February 28
SAT Range
1180-1390
ACT Range
26-31
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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
  • $30-48k
  • $49-75k
  • $76-110k
  • $110k+
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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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
35%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,389Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Accels in everything
    33%
  • Cadet
    25%
  • Alpha male
    17%
  • Excels in everything
    17%
  • All of the above
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.17 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Strict
    69%
  • Fast-paced
    15%
  • Every day Leadership Lab
    8%
  • Lack of common sense
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
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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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!
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This academy is not for everyone; however, those interested and willing to serve in the Army for 5 years and excel in leadership roles, are fit, and determined may enjoy it here. The pros: no monetary cost for a bachelor's of science degree from a top school. Monthly stipend of around $200-500. Guaranteed enjoyment following graduation. The cons: military service required. Military training required. Very little free time, rigid and disciplined system. Extremely strict rules and regulations where violation for missed class or other minor offense may result in 5 hours punishment usually conducted in a physical manner such as marching.
Top ranked academics, taught in a structured environment by military officers. Academics alone makes it better than the Naval Academy. Given the history and honor of the institution, despite the lack of a "party scene", this is one of the best places in the world for an undergraduate degree. Gaureenteed job in the Army! Cool swords and rings and stuff.