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United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, MD 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate9%
Acceptance Rate9%

Naval Academy Annapolis Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Naval Academy Annapolis, the regular decision application deadline is January 31 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Naval Academy Annapolis for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 15.

Naval Academy Annapolis Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Naval Academy Annapolis 2022 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

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 No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes –– ––

Applying Early to Naval Academy Annapolis?

Naval Academy Annapolis does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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

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

Naval Academy Annapolis is a very difficult school to get into. 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, approximately 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.

Transferring to United States Naval Academy

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

For Students Waitlisted to Naval Academy Annapolis

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

What Does Naval Academy Annapolis Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Naval Academy Annapolis

What does Naval Academy Annapolis consider 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
Class Rank Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Interview Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Naval Academy Annapolis 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Naval Academy Annapolis, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Naval Academy Annapolis'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 Naval Academy Annapolis?

Naval Academy Annapolis 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, 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%.

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 Naval Academy Annapolis 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

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

Naval Academy Annapolis is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 77% of Naval Academy Annapolis's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 73% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is 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.

What is 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.

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

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?

✅ The acceptance rate for Naval Academy Annapolis is 9%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Naval Academy Annapolis?

❌ Naval Academy Annapolis does not offer early decision.

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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.


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

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

Quick Facts

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Campus Setting

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Tuition and Fees

In State




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Application Deadline

Jan 31
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