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United States Military Academy

West Point, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate11%
Acceptance Rate11%

About West Point

United States Military Academy - West Point Overview

United States Military Academy - West Point is a public school in the small town setting of West Point, New York. West Point was founded in 1802 and enrolls 4,594 undergrads and no graduate students. West Point ensures on-campus housing for up to 4,670 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 80% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to West Point for Fall 2023 is January 31. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by November 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at West Point!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of West Point's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? West Point students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at West Point, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? West Point has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at West Point on the Student Life page.

2022 West Point Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 11%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 4.0
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 78%

Is West Point a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer view of what West Point offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for United States Military Academy - West Point

The acceptance rate at West Point is 11%. Out of 13,955 applications received in 2022, 1,488 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at West Point

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at West Point, around 96% are still enrolled their sophomore year. 84% of West Point undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook West Point Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from West Point by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 100% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent West Point grads is $52,506 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

West Point's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

For more information about West Point's endowment, check with the school directly. The school spends $42,436 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at West Point

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on West Point's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served 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! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at West Point.

Based on this information, how does West Point sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is West Point a good school for you?

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Where is West Point?

West Point is located in the small town setting of West Point, New York, in the suburbs of New York City.

If you would like to see West Point for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 87 to West Point, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Stewart International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what West Point and West Point are like without leaving home.

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College Info

646 Swift Road West Point, NY 10996

Campus Setting: Small Town

West Point Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 31

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to West Point is Jan 31.

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

West Point ACT Scores


ACT Range

28 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above


28 to 33


28 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to West Point is 30. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into West Point. Students with an ACT score that falls between 28 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 28 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

West Point SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1210 - 1430


Math SAT Range

600 - 740


Reading SAT Range

600 - 700

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1430 and Above


1210 to 1430


1210 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for West Point students is 1317. Applicants with SAT scores of 1430 and above have a good chance of being admitted to West Point, while applicants with SAT scores between 1210 to 1430 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1210 have a low chance of being offered a spot at West Point.

West Point Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at West Point is like? There are approximately 4,594 students enrolled at West Point. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 6% percent are from NY and 94% percent of students are from other states.


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Application Deadline

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