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Naval Academy Annapolis Admissions

If you want to apply to Naval Academy Annapolis, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 31 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 15.

Naval Academy Annapolis Admissions Stats at a Glance

Naval Academy Annapolis 2021 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 58%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 77%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 73%
Waitlist Yes

Applying Early to Naval Academy Annapolis?

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

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Naval Academy Annapolis?

Getting into Naval Academy Annapolis is very difficult. Naval Academy Annapolis evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Naval Academy Annapolis accepted 9% of students, around 1,373 of the 16,101 students who applied.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Naval Academy Annapolis, 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.

In 2021, Naval Academy Annapolis waitlisted 187 students. Of those, 143 eventually got off the waitlist.

What's Most Important to Get In to Naval Academy Annapolis?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining 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 choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Naval Academy Annapolis

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Very Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Naval Academy Annapolis Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Naval Academy Annapolis must submit the following items. Double check with Naval Academy Annapolis's admissions department to confirm all application materials and 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

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Naval Academy Annapolis?

Out of all students that were admitted, 97% submitted a class rank. At Naval Academy Annapolis 58% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 83% were in the top 25% and 94% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At United States Naval Academy, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 97%

Naval Academy Annapolis considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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.

In 2021, 77% of Naval Academy Annapolis's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 73% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Naval Academy Annapolis?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Naval Academy Annapolis students scored 760 or higher and 75% of students scored 620 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Naval Academy Annapolis students scored 760 or higher, and 75% scored a 620 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Naval Academy Annapolis?

To be most competitive at Naval Academy Annapolis, you should strive to earn between 26 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Naval Academy Annapolis's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Naval Academy Annapolis students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.

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Naval Academy Annapolis Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Naval Academy Annapolis?

Students who are admitted to Naval Academy Annapolis must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Naval Academy Annapolis accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Naval Academy Annapolis does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Naval Academy Annapolis?

Naval Academy Annapolis is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Naval Academy Annapolis's acceptance rate?

Naval Academy Annapolis's acceptance rate is 9%.

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Naval Academy Annapolis Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into Naval Academy Annapolis? Naval Academy Annapolis is a very selective institution. The Naval Academy Annapolis acceptance rate is 9%. This means that the institution accepts 8 out of every 100 applicants.



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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

Naval Academy Annapolis ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


26 to 32


26 and Less


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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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