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United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, MD 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate11%

Naval Academy Annapolis Admissions

It is very difficult to get into United States Naval Academy. The acceptance rate at United States Naval Academy is 11%. Last year, 12,927 students applied to United States Naval Academy and 1,390 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to United States Naval Academy, the regular decision application deadline is January 31 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to United States Naval Academy for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by April 15.

United States Naval Academy Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of United States Naval Academy's admissions stats.

United States Naval Academy 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 62%
Mean SAT Score 1310
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 71%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 46%
Waitlist Yes

United States Naval Academy Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for United States Naval Academy.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes
Regular Decision Yes 1 31 April 15

Considering Applying Early to United States Naval Academy?

United States Naval Academy offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

Some students apply early because they hope it will increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on United States Naval Academy Admissions

Is United States Naval Academy Difficult To Get Into?

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 2022, Naval Academy Annapolis accepted 11% of all applicants, about 1,390 of the 12,927 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.

Transferring to United States Naval Academy

For more information on transferring to United States Naval Academy, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to United States Naval Academy

United States Naval Academy has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into United States Naval Academy?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at United States Naval Academy

Wondering what factors are considered by United States Naval Academy during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Interview Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with United States Naval Academy for more information on admission factors.

United States Naval Academy 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to United States Naval Academy, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with United States Naval Academy's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into United States Naval Academy?

United States Naval Academy has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 50% submitted a class rank. At United States Naval Academy 62% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 84% were in the top 25% and 97% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At United States Naval Academy, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to United States Naval Academy directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

United States Naval Academy 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. 46% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for United States Naval Academy?

To be competitive with other United States Naval Academy applicants, you should strive to earn between 1210 and 710 (or higher!) on the SAT. At United States Naval Academy 25% of admitted students scored higher than 710 and 25% of scored lower than 1210, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a United States Naval Academy student is 1310.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of United States Naval Academy students scored 720 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of United States Naval Academy students scored 720 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.

To be most competitive at United States Naval Academy, you should strive to earn between 25 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for United States Naval Academy'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 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for United States Naval Academy students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

United States Naval Academy Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to United States Naval Academy?

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

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

❌ United States Naval Academy does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to United States Naval Academy?

✅ United States Naval Academy is not test optional.

What is United States Naval Academy's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for United States Naval Academy is 11%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at United States Naval Academy?

✅ United States Naval Academy offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

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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 11%. This means that the institution accepts 10 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1210 - 710


Math SAT Range

600 - 720


Reading SAT Range

600 - 720

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

710 and Above


1210 to 710


1210 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Naval Academy Annapolis students is 1310. Applicants with SAT scores of 710 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Naval Academy Annapolis, while applicants with SAT scores between 1210 to 710 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 Naval Academy Annapolis.

Naval Academy Annapolis GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Application Deadline

Jan 31
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