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About United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy is a public school in an suburban setting in New London, Connecticut. United States Coast Guard Academy was founded in 1876 and enrolls 1,056 undergrads and no graduate students.

United States Coast Guard Academy offers housing for up to 1,100 students. Most students live off campus,.

The institution spends around $52,293 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 7 United States Coast Guard Academy undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 United States Coast Guard Academy Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 13%
Average GPA 3.8
Mean ACT score 29

United States Coast Guard Academy Regular Decision Deadline 2022

The deadline to apply regular decision to United States Coast Guard Academy for Fall 2022 is February 15. All regular decision applicants will be notified by April 15.

Early Admission at United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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The deadline to apply early to United States Coast Guard Academy is on November 15, 2021, which is coming up soon!

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2021 Acceptance Rate for United States Coast Guard Academy

It is very difficult to get into United States Coast Guard Academy. United States Coast Guard Academy admitted 13% of all applicants in 2021. In 2021, 265 out of 2,008 total applicants were accepted.

United States Coast Guard Academy Waitlist 2021

United States Coast Guard Academy reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into United States Coast Guard Academy?

United States Coast Guard Academy is considered very difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to United States Coast Guard Academy, applicants must submit the following items.

United States Coast Guard Academy Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Other Requirements medical examination, physical fitness examination
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for United States Coast Guard Academy

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to United States Coast Guard Academy is 3.8 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT score for United States Coast Guard Academy students is 29.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to United States Coast Guard Academy.

Is United States Coast Guard Academy Test Optional?

United States Coast Guard Academy is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 71% submitted the SAT. 49% submitted the ACT.


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Dorms at United States Coast Guard Academy

Yes! United States Coast Guard Academy provides on-campus housing for up to 1,100 students.

United States Coast Guard Academy students are active in the school's Club Sports, Musical activities and Multicultural Club. Homecoming, Parents' Weekend, and and Community Service Day are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at United States Coast Guard Academy.

Financial Aid at United States Coast Guard Academy

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is United States Coast Guard Academy a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at United States Coast Guard Academy

About 100% of students who start at United States Coast Guard Academy return for their second year of college. Out of the 248 students who started at United States Coast Guard Academy as first-time freshman, 211 graduate within four years.

United States Coast Guard Academy's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 86%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for United States Coast Guard Academy Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 100% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Based on this information, how does United States Coast Guard Academy sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is United States Coast Guard Academy a good school for you?

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Where is United States Coast Guard Academy?

United States Coast Guard Academy is located in the suburban setting of New London, Connecticut, less than an hour from Providence and Hartford.

If you want to see United States Coast Guard Academy for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to New London, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Groton-New London.

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College Info

15 Mohegan Avenue New London, CT 06320-8100

Campus Setting: Suburban

United States Coast Guard Academy Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to United States Coast Guard Academy is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to United States Coast Guard Academy is Feb 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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United States Coast Guard Academy ACT Scores

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ACT Range

27 - 32

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to United States Coast Guard Academy is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into United States Coast Guard Academy. Students with an ACT score that falls between 27 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 27 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

United States Coast Guard Academy SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1230 - 1410

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Math SAT Range

610 - 710

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Reading SAT Range

610 - 690

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United States Coast Guard Academy Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at United States Coast Guard Academy is like? There are approximately 1,056 students enrolled at United States Coast Guard Academy. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 5% percent are from CT and 95% percent of students are from other states.

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Quick Facts

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1,056

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

13%

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