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Colleges / United States Military Academy

United States Military Academy

West Point, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate12%

West Point Admissions

If you want to apply to West Point, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 31 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to West Point for fall semester should anticipate a decision by November 1.

West Point Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of West Point's admissions stats.

West Point 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 4.0
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 41%
Mean SAT Score 1317
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 78%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 62%
Waitlist No

United States Military Academy - West Point Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for United States Military Academy - West Point.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to West Point?

West Point does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on United States Military Academy - West Point Admissions

Transferring to United States Military Academy - West Point

For more information on transferring to United States Military Academy - West Point, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to West Point

West Point has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into West Point?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines 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 apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at West Point

Curious about the factors that are considered by West Point 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Interview Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with West Point for more information on admission factors.

West Point 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to West Point, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with West Point's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 4
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements Candidates will be notified if they can compete for admission into West Point after the Service Academies Pre-candidate Questionnaire is submitted to West Point’s Admission office
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into West Point?

Students admitted to West Point have an average unweighted GPA of 4.0.

Out of all students that were admitted, 99.6% submitted a class rank. At West Point 41% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 70.7% were in the top 25% and 91.5% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At United States Military Academy - West Point, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 60.5%
3.75 and 3.99 18.9%
3.50 and 3.74 13.4%
3.25 and 3.49 4.2%
3.00 and 3.24 2%
2.50 and 2.9 0.8%
2.00 and 2.49 0.2%

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 West Point 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

West Point considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

West Point 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 2022, 78% of West Point's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 62% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for West Point?

To be competitive with other West Point applicants, you should strive to earn between 1210 and 1430 (or higher!) on the SAT. At West Point 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1430 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 West Point student is 1317.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of West Point students scored 740 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of West Point students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for West Point?

To be most competitive at West Point, you should strive to earn between 28 and 33 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for West Point's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.

A 28 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for West Point students. Only one out of every four students scored below 28.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

West Point Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to West Point?

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

Does West Point accept transfer credits?

❌ West Point does not accept transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does West Point accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ West Point accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to West Point?

✅ West Point is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is West Point's acceptance rate?

✅ West Point's acceptance rate is 11%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at West Point?

❌ West Point does not offer early decision.

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West Point Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty



How hard is it to get into West Point? West Point is a selective institution. The West Point acceptance rate is 12%. This means that the institution accepts 11 out of every 100 applicants.


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

West Point SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1230 - 1430


Math SAT Range

610 - 740


Reading SAT Range

610 - 710

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1430 and Above


1230 to 1430


1230 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for West Point students is 1331. Applicants with SAT scores of 1430 and above have a good chance of being admitted to West Point, while applicants with SAT scores between 1230 to 1430 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1230 have a low chance of being offered a spot at West Point.

West Point GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At West Point, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 4.0. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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

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