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About West Point

United States Military Academy - West Point is a public school located in the small town setting of West Point, NY, less than an hour from New York City.

Founded in 1802, West Point currently enrolls around 4,536 students a year, including 4,536 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

The school spends $4,536 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About West Point

Acceptance rate: 9%

Average GPA: 3.9

Mean ACT score: 31

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 31

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: November 1

What is United States Military Academy - West Point's acceptance rate?

The acceptance rate at West Point is 9 percent.

The average high school GPA for a student at West Point is 3.9 out of 4.0. The mean ACT scores is 31.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is West Point a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. 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

About 97 percent of students who start at West Point come back for their second year of college. Out of the 1,198 students who started at West Point as first-time freshman, 968 graduate within four years.

West Point's six-year graduation for undergrads is 85 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 100 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $52,947 a year.

Based on this information, how does West Point sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is West Point a good school for YOU?

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January 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants should hear back from West Point by November 1.

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College Info

600 Thayer 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


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West Point ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 30

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to West Point is 28. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into West Point. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

West Point SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1170 - 1360


Math SAT Range

590 - 700


Reading SAT Range

570 - 680

West Point Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at West Point is like? There are approximately 4,457 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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