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USNA Admissions Information

United States Naval Academy-Annapolis
Annapolis, MD (map)


The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis is a service institution that truly lives up to its prestigious name; it is the second oldest service academy in the country, noted for a demanding four year program where cadets are challenged intellectually and physically. Through the Academy's core curriculum, midshipmen are exposed to a broad range of subjects, including courses in humanities, natural sciences, and engineering. With a tuition-free education at USNA, midshipmen graduate with a Bachelor of Science and employment in either the Navy or the Marine Corps. The Academy has produced many notable alumni that include 1 U.S. President, 2 Nobel Prize winner, 5 state governors, and 22 members of Congress.

While students at the Naval Academy are challenged daily, they are also offered a wide range of extracurricular opportunities to pursue in their down-time. There is much to do on campus as USNA offers more than 90 extracurricular activities. Midshipmen can join recreational groups like the scuba and mountaineering club or musical groups such as the Drum and Bugle Corps or Glee Club. All midshipmen are required to participate in athletics and live in the same dormitory complex, where the company is the most important social unit. In addition, the nearby cities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. offer countless cultural opportunities and entertainment.



Basic Info

Main Address: 121 Blake Road
Annapolis, MD 21402
Phone Number: (410) 293-1000  
Website: www.usna.edu  


Type of school: Public, Military  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Urban  
Athletics: NCAA Division I, Intercollegiate, Intramural, Club  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's  
Size of undergraduate student body: 4,552  
Percent out-of-state: 95%  
Percent international: 1.16%  
Female to Male ratio: 20:80  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 9:1  
Most popular majors: Economics
Political Science and Government
Special study programs: Double Major
Honors Program
Independent Study
Study Abroad
Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Choral groups
Jazz band
Marching band
Musical theater
Radio station
Concert band
Film society
Literary magazine
Music ensembles
Pep band
Student newspaper

Fun Facts

  • Voted #2 Most Accessible Professors
  • Voted #17 Everyone Plays Intramural Sports
  • Voted #7 Stone-Cold Sober Schools
  • Voted #18 Most Conservative Students

Admissions Information

USNA has a 10% acceptance rate, making admission difficult and tough. Basic requirements for admission eligibility is that candidates must be U.S. citizens, between the ages of 17 and 23 as of July 1 of the year they would enter the academy, unmarried, not pregnant, have no dependents, and good moral character. Rank in the top 40% of class is also typically required of applicants.

Students must be nominated by an official source to apply to the Academy. Selecting officials place foremost weight on the level of applicant's interest, academic GPA, standardized test scores, rigor of the secondary school report, letters of recommendations, application essay, character, class rank, extracurricular activities, and the interview. Secondary factors that are also important are the student's geographical residence and talent. Additional considerations of less importance are alumni relation, racial status, volunteer and work experience, and whether a student is a first generation student. Candidates must be qualified medically and pass a physical fitness assessment. When applying to USNA, an applicant should make sure that he or she highlights scholastic and extracurricular achievements while demonstrating interest in a naval service career.

Admissions address: 117 Decatur Road
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD 21402-5018
Phone number: (410) 293-4361  
Fax number: (410) 293-1815  
Admissions Website: www.usna.edu  
Email: webmail@usna.edu  
Contact Person: Bruce Latta  
Number of first-year applications received: 15,342  
Percent of applicants admitted: 10%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 31  
Early decision/action deadline: N/A  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Essay(s)
Standardized test scores
Secondary school report
Letters of recommendations
Medical exam
Physical fitness assessment

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 5809  
ACT code: 1742  
Learn more about other Top ROTC/Federal Service schools:
USF   West Point   UC Davis  

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