United States Naval Academy (USNA)

Annapolis, MD

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United States Naval Academy Student Essentials

United States Naval Academy Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Midshipmen
Nicknames: Annapolis, Navy
Website: www.usna.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
Retention Rate: 97%
Enrollment: 4,488
Year Established: 1845

About USNA

As one of five service academies, the United States Naval Academy serves as a crucial institution of the American military. Its campus, which is located in Annapolis, Maryland, was established in 1845 and named a National Historic Landmark in 1961.

Of course, the Naval Academy is not your average undergraduate college. While other institutions focus exclusively on academics or career training, the Naval Academy strives to develop its students’ moral, academic, professional and physical education.

The admissions process is also quite different. A preliminary application makes you an official candidate, but you must also apply for nomination from a government official (typically a U.S. Representative, Senator, or the President or Vice President).

USNA’s academics consist of three main subject areas: Engineering & Weapons, Mathematics & Science, and Humanities & Social Science. There are over 20 majors available in practical fields like Computer Engineering, Quantitative Economics, and Arabic. Grades are based not just on academics, but also on leadership and athletic performance.

Like the other service academies, USNA provides full-tuition financial aid. Once you graduate, you’ll be commissioned as an officer in the Navy or Marine Corps. This is certainly no small commitment and obviously not for everyone, but the Naval Academy offers a top-notch, free education to those with the talent and drive to succeed.

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USNA Map & Location

United States Naval Academy
290 Buchanan Road
Annapolis, MD 21402


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Getting Around USNA

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Annapolis, MD

Winter
Dec
48
33
Jan
44
29
Feb
48
31
Spring
Mar
57
38
Apr
68
48
May
77
57
Summer
Jun
86
67
Jul
90
72
Aug
88
71
Fall
Sep
81
64
Oct
69
52
Nov
59
42

USNA Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 4,488
Freshman Class 1,245
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 4,488

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 13%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 77%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 1%
Latino 13%
African American 5%
Caucasian 77%
Asian 4%
Unknown and Other 1%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%
Women 25%
Men 75%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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