United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA)

West Point, NY

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United States Military Academy at West Point

United States Military Academy at West Point Student Essentials

United States Military Academy at West Point Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascots: Black Knights, Cadets
Nicknames: West Point , Army
Website: www.westpoint.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
Retention Rate: 95%
Enrollment: 4,553
Year Established: 1802

About USMA

The United States Military Academy at West Point, familiar to most as simply West Point, is the oldest and most prestigious military academy in the United States.

Located in West Point, New York, 50 miles north of New York City, West Point has been honored by U.S. News and World Report, Forbes and Princeton Review as a top liberal arts school.

Cadets, as students at West Point are called, engage in rigorous academic study as well as physical, ethical, mental and spiritual training to prepare them for service in the U.S. Army.

A four-year coeducational federal service institution, West Point grants bachelor’s degrees to its cadets. There is a core curriculum consisting of 26 foundational courses which all cadets must take; they then add to that by selecting a major from one of more than 35 subject areas.

In their third and fourth summers of study, cadets serve in army units around the globe. Upon graduation they are commissioned as second lieutenants.

In addition to receiving acknowledgement for its unmatched academic and military training, West Point has also been lauded for its impressive extracurricular activities. Recreational and sports facilities include an on-campus skating rink, ski slope and golf course. Additionally, the cadets’ presence can be seen at such nationally relevant activities as Major League Baseball games.

Cadets at West Point have received some of the most distinguished awards including the Rhodes, Marshall and Truman scholarships.

Admissions committees evaluate prospective cadets in terms of their academic and physical aptitude and their leadership potential, making West Point a competitive school. For more information, contact the United States Military Academy at West Point directly.

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USMA Map & Location

United States Military Academy at West Point
674 Thayer Rd
West Point, NY 10996


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Getting Around USMA

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for West Point, NY

Winter
Dec
40
26
Jan
35
20
Feb
39
23
Spring
Mar
48
29
Apr
61
40
May
71
50
Summer
Jun
80
59
Jul
85
64
Aug
83
63
Fall
Sep
75
55
Oct
63
45
Nov
51
36

USMA Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 4,553
Freshman Class 1,312
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 4,553

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 9%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 77%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Unknown and Other: 1%
Latino 9%
African American 6%
Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 6%
Unknown and Other 1%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 88%
Part-Time 12%
Women 16%
Men 84%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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