United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA)

New London, CT

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United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy Student Essentials

United States Coast Guard Academy Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Bears
Nickname: Coast Guard
Website: www.uscga.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
Retention Rate: 93%
Enrollment: 1,045
Year Established: 1876

About USCGA

If you’re interested in joining the Armed Forces, but want to receive a solid education too, United States Coast Guard Academy may be the right fit. Located in New London, Connecticut, an expert faculty is dedicated to providing the best hands-on training and classroom instruction.

Students, or cadets, accepted into the academy must choose a major for their bachelor’s degree. The following is a list of possible majors:

• Civil Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Government
• Management
• Marine and Environmental Sciences
• Mechanical Engineering
• Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
• Operations Research and Computer Analysis

Cadets are offered a different, but thriving student life experience. Cadets can participate in 23 intercollegiate sports, and can apply to spend the first semester of their second year at another U.S. Service Academy.

Cadets experience a different kind of campus life. Summer training, however, is geared toward dynamic programs. Summer training consists of sailing, missions aboard ships, Navy diving, damage control, law enforcement, and basic weapons qualifications.

Cadets are offered support services to help cope with the new lifestyle. Health services, personal counseling, and religious programs are available to students who wish to use them.

United States Coast Guard Academy provides stellar academic programs and empowering recreational activities for the young men and women of the United States. For individuals seriously considering the Armed Forces, the Coast Guard Academy can provide an exceptional path to success.

USCGA Map & Location

United States Coast Guard Academy
15 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320


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Getting Around USCGA

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for New London, CT

Winter
Dec
44
28
Jan
38
22
Feb
41
25
Spring
Mar
48
32
Apr
58
41
May
67
50
Summer
Jun
76
59
Jul
81
65
Aug
80
65
Fall
Sep
74
57
Oct
63
46
Nov
54
38

USCGA Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,045
Freshman Class 279
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,045

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 10%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 77%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 10%
African American 3%
Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 80%
Part-Time 20%
Women 36%
Men 64%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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