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United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy

The United States Coast Guard Academy is the federal military academy of the United States Coast Guard. USCGA is located in New London, Connecticut. The academy offers 4-year Bachelor of Science degrees in different subjects. After completion of the degree courses, students are commissioned as an Ensign in the U. S. Coast Guard. Majors are offered in the fields of engineering, humanities, management, mathematics and science.

The Athletic Department at USCGA offers a variety of sports and activities for its students. The academy is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III and participates in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference, the New England Football Conference and the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The athletic teams of USCGA are known as the Bears.

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Contacting United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy
15 Mohegan Avenue
New London , CT 06320-4195
General Phone: (860) 444-8444
http://www.cga.edu

United States Coast Guard Academy Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering116civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, naval and marine engineering, operations research
Liberal Arts38political science
Business and Management37business management
Science32oceanography

Number of programs and degrees for United States Coast Guard Academy in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree2238

United States Coast Guard Academy Student Body

In 2007-2008, United States Coast Guard Academy had a total enrollment of 963 students (963 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 3%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 37%
20-21 50%
22-24 13%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

ResidencePercent
Virginia8%
New Jersey8%
Texas7%
Connecticut6%
Pennsylvania6%
New York6%
California5%
Florida4%
Colorado4%
Michigan4%
Ohio4%
Maryland4%
Minnesota3%
Massachusetts3%
Georgia3%
North Carolina3%
Washington2%
Illinois2%
Arizona2%
New Mexico2%
Hawaii2%
New Hampshire2%
Delaware1%
(International Students)1%
Indiana1%
South Carolina1%
Maine1%
Puerto Rico1%
Rhode Island1%
Alabama1%
West Virginia1%

United States Coast Guard Academy Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 96 %

United States Coast Guard Academy Room and Board (2007)

United States Coast Guard Academy offers campus housing for 975 of its 963 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of New London, Connecticut for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Connecticut Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

United States Coast Guard Academy Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total3,3452728%25293%
Men000%00%
Women000%00%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal560660
SAT Math610680
ACT Verbal2732
ACT Math3132
ACT Composite2730

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT37%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

United States Coast Guard Academy Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,000
Books and supplies $ 950
Other expenses $ 650

Financial Aid:
United States Coast Guard Academy participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 141500)

United States Coast Guard Academy Faculty

United States Coast Guard Academy has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Lecturercalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$128,8298$127,570
Associate professoracademic year7$98,1083$103,333
Assistant professoracademic year4$74,5003$74,000
Instructoracademic year1*0*
Lectureracademic year10$57,5006$57,500
All faculty totalacademic year32$90,81420$94,878

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

United States Coast Guard Academy Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

SportConference
Football New England Football Conference
Basketball New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Baseball New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Track New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

United States Coast Guard Academy Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Operations Research

Liberal Arts
Political Science and Government, General

Science
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical

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What Sets United States Coast Guard Academy Apart:

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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Notable:
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has hospital on campus
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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