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About Naval Academy Annapolis

United States Naval Academy is a public school in an small town setting in Annapolis, Maryland. Naval Academy Annapolis was founded in 1845 and enrolls 4,525 undergrads and no graduate students.

Naval Academy Annapolis offers housing for up to 4,700 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of Naval Academy Annapolis's endowment was $223.345 million The institution spends around $41,275 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 8 undergraduate students for every full-time Naval Academy Annapolis professor.

2021 Naval Academy Annapolis Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 9%
Mean ACT score 29

Naval Academy Annapolis Regular Decision Deadline 2022

The deadline to apply regular decision to Naval Academy Annapolis for Fall 2022 is January 15. All regular decision applicants will be notified by April 15.

Early Admission at Naval Academy Annapolis

United States Naval Academy does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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Naval Academy Annapolis Acceptance Rate 2021

It is very difficult to get into Naval Academy Annapolis. The acceptance rate at Naval Academy Annapolis is 9%. In 2021, 1,373 out of 16,101 total applicants were accepted.

Naval Academy Annapolis Waitlist

Naval Academy Annapolis reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into United States Naval Academy?

Naval Academy Annapolis 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 Naval Academy Annapolis, applicants must submit the following items.

Naval Academy Annapolis Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements age 17-22, medical exam, authorized nomination, candidate fitness test
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

Naval Academy Annapolis Average GPA and Test Scores

The mean ACT score for Naval Academy Annapolis students is 29.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Naval Academy Annapolis.

Is Naval Academy Annapolis Test Optional?

Naval Academy Annapolis 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.

Out of all applicants, 77% submitted the SAT. 73% submitted the ACT.

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Does Naval Academy Annapolis Offer On-Campus Housing?

Yes! Naval Academy Annapolis provides on-campus housing for up to 4,700 students.

Naval Academy Annapolis students are active in the school's Mountaineering Club, Semper Fi and Black Studies Club. Parents' Weekend, Army-Navy Football Game, and and Commissioning Week 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 Naval Academy Annapolis.

Financial Aid at Naval Academy Annapolis

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

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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.

Is Naval Academy Annapolis a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Naval Academy Annapolis

About 97% of students who start at Naval Academy Annapolis return for their second year of college. Out of the 1,228 students who started at Naval Academy Annapolis as first-time freshman, 1,048 graduate within four years.

Around 91% of students who started at Naval Academy Annapolis earn their Bachelor's degrees 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 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% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $48,300 a year.

Based on this information, how does Naval Academy Annapolis sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Naval Academy Annapolis a good school for you?

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Where is United States Naval Academy Located?

Naval Academy Annapolis is located in the small town setting of Annapolis, Maryland, less than an hour from Baltimore and Washington and DC.

If you want to see Naval Academy Annapolis for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Maryland Route 50, Interstate 97 to Annapolis, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall.

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

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College Info

121 Blake Road Annapolis, MD 21402-5000

Campus Setting: Small Town

Naval Academy Annapolis Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 31

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Naval Academy Annapolis is Jan 31.

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


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Naval Academy Annapolis ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Naval Academy Annapolis is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Naval Academy Annapolis. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Naval Academy Annapolis SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

620 - 760


Reading SAT Range

620 - 760

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Naval Academy Annapolis Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Naval Academy Annapolis is like? There are approximately 4,525 students enrolled at Naval Academy Annapolis. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 6% percent are from MD and 94% percent of students are from other states.


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