If you want to apply to United States Coast Guard Academy, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Students who apply to United States Coast Guard Academy for fall should hear back from United States Coast Guard Academy by April 15.
The following is an overiew of some of United States Coast Guard Academy's admissions stats.
|United States Coast Guard Academy 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.8|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||47%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||76%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||40%|
These are the application deadlines for United States Coast Guard Academy.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||December 23|
United States Coast Guard Academy does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. United States Coast Guard Academy will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 23.
➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
United States Coast Guard Academy is a very difficult school to get into. United States Coast Guard Academy evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, United States Coast Guard Academy accepted 2% of all applicants, around 283 from the 15,223 applicants.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like United States Coast Guard Academy, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
For more information on transferring to United States Coast Guard Academy, contact the school directly.
United States Coast Guard Academy has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.
Wondering what factors are considered by United States Coast Guard Academy during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with United States Coast Guard Academy for more information on admission factors.
To apply to United States Coast Guard Academy, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with United States Coast Guard Academy's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3.5|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||3|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||medical examination, physical fitness examination|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to United States Coast Guard Academy have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 100% submitted a class rank. At United States Coast Guard Academy 47% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 87% were in the top 25% and 98% were in the top 50%.
At United States Coast Guard Academy, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||48.7%|
|3.50 and 3.74||23.5%|
|3.25 and 3.49||6.5%|
|3.00 and 3.24||2.5%|
|2.50 and 2.9||0.7%|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to United States Coast Guard Academy directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
United States Coast Guard Academy considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
United States Coast Guard Academy does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 76% of United States Coast Guard Academy's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 40% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other United States Coast Guard Academy applicants, you should strive to earn between 1180 and 1370 (or higher!) on the SAT. At United States Coast Guard Academy 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1370 and 25% of scored lower than 1180, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of United States Coast Guard Academy students scored 700 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of United States Coast Guard Academy students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.
To be most competitive at United States Coast Guard Academy, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for United States Coast Guard Academy's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for United States Coast Guard Academy students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.
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Transfer students can enroll in United States Coast Guard Academy during the following terms:
• Fall Term
Can I defer my acceptance to United States Coast Guard Academy?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to United States Coast Guard Academy.
Does United States Coast Guard Academy accept transfer credits?
❌ United States Coast Guard Academy does not accept transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does United States Coast Guard Academy accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
❌ United States Coast Guard Academy does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to United States Coast Guard Academy?
✅ United States Coast Guard Academy is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is United States Coast Guard Academy's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for United States Coast Guard Academy is 2%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at United States Coast Guard Academy?
❌ United States Coast Guard Academy does not offer early decision.
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First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to United States Coast Guard Academy is Jan 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
30 and Above
24 to 30
24 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to United States Coast Guard Academy is 27. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into United States Coast Guard Academy. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At United States Coast Guard Academy, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.79. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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