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Colleges / United States Military Academy

West Point Student Life

West Point is on a 16,080-acre campus in a small town setting in West Point, New York, not far from New York City. West Point has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – chorus, theater groups, , a radio station and more.

West Point does not have fraternities or sororities.

West Point has a thriving Spirit Clubs. In fact, more students participate in Spirit Clubs than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at West Point include Big Brother/Big Sister, Cadet Fine Arts Forum, Film Forum and Philosophy Forum.

West Point students' favorite campus traditions are Graduation Week, Homecoming/Ring Weekend and Army-Navy Football Week.

West Point Housing

West Point offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most West Point students live off campus. In 2021, 100% of undergrads at West Point lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 0% of students lived off-campus or commuted to West Point. There are 4,670 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,536 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 4,536 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 80% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

West Point offers coed housing.

West Point Athletics

At West Point there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at West Point:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cheerleading NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Lacrosse NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Riflery NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Rugby NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Volleyball Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Crew Club Teams Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Equestrian Sports Club Teams Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Club Teams Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at West Point

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

United States Military Academy - West Point is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The West Point campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

West Point offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to West Point

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit West Point, take Interstate 87 to West Point, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Stewart International airport.

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Keep Reading About West Point

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West Point Students

24%

Women

76%

Men

100%

Full Time

Unknown

Part Time

6%

In State

94%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

64%

13%

9%

8%

3%

1%

1%

1%

0.35%

Undergraduate Students

4,536

Non-Resident / International Students

58

West Point Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

* Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,536

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

9%

Tuition and Fees

In State

Unknown

Out-of-State

Unknown

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 31
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