West Point is on a 16,080-acre campus in the small town setting of West Point, New York, not far from New York City.
West Point has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? West Point does not have fraternities or sororities.
West Point has several thriving Spirit Clubs. In fact, more students participate in the 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.
The West Point community comes together each year for Graduation Week, Homecoming/Ring Weekend and Army-Navy Football Week.
This table offers information on housing at West Point.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for senior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||100%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||4,670|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||4,536|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||0%|
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 2022, 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 4,594 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 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.
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|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Cheerleading||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Riflery||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Soccer||√||√||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|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||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|
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. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
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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