United States Military Academy

United States Military Academy

United States Military Academy, USMA, is a federal military academy in West Point, New York. Also known as West Point, it was established in 1802 making it the oldest service academy in the USA. It sits on a campus of 15,974 acres and awards a Bachelor of Science degree. Military instruction, physical instruction, and academics form several aspects of the curriculum at USMA. The academy has 11 centers of excellence.

USMA at West Point sponsors baseball, basketball, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, rifle, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track, and wrestling teams in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. All cadets are required to participate in at least one sport at the intercollegiate, intramural or club level every semester. Cadets can choose from over a hundred clubs and organizations. No tuition fees are charged and cadets are given free food and other amenities. In exchange cadets have to provide two years of active and three years of reserve duty after graduation.

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Contacting United States Military Academy

United States Military Academy
646 Swift Rd (ATTN: MASG)
West Point , NY 10996-1905
General Phone: (845) 938-4011

United States Military Academy Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts440Regional studies, foreign language and literature, economics, geography, geography courses, American government and politics, political science and government, sociology, social studies, ...
Business and Management231MIS, management information systems, management science
Engineering214chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, nuclear engineering, systems engineering, operations research, military technologies
Engineering Technician90electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech
Law46legal professions
Mathematics28math, systems science and theory
Therapy and Counseling27psychology, psychology courses
Computer Science and Engineering26computer and info science courses, computer science
Conservation and Resource Management24environmental studies, environmental science
Religion and Philosophy21general philosophy
Science19physical sciences, chemistry courses, physics
Education and Teaching13educational administration

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,17939

United States Military Academy Student Body

In 2007-2008, United States Military Academy had a total enrollment of 4,487 students (4,410 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 85%
Women 15%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 50%
(Foreign Students) 50%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 43%
20-21 43%
22-24 12%
25-29 1%

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

New York7%
New Jersey3%
North Carolina3%
South Carolina1%
(International Students)1%
New Mexico1%
New Hampshire1%
Rhode Island1%
West Virginia1%
South Dakota1%

United States Military Academy Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 92 %

United States Military Academy Room and Board (2007)

United States Military Academy offers campus housing for 4,400 of its 4,410 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

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

United States Military Academy Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal560670
SAT Math590680
ACT Verbal2330
ACT Math2529
ACT Composite2630

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT87%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT70%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
United States Military Academy participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 289300)

United States Military Academy Faculty

United States Military 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
Professorcalendar year15$156,8536$142,941
All faculty totalcalendar year15$156,8536$142,941

*: 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 year115$142,33737$135,447
Associate professoracademic year70$113,86228$108,768
Assistant professoracademic year65$88,54741$87,997
Instructoracademic year10$71,3289$75,456
All faculty totalacademic year260$118,492115$107,339

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

United States Military Academy Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Conference USA
Basketball Patriot League
Baseball Patriot League
Track Patriot League

United States Military Academy Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, Other

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Military Technologies
Nuclear Engineering
Operations Research
Systems Engineering

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
American Government and Politics (United States)
American History (United States)
Economics, General
European History
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Geography, Other
History, Other
Political Science and Government, Other
Regional Studies (US, Canadian, Foreign)
Social Sciences, Other

Mathematics, Other
Systems Science and Theory

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy, Other

Chemistry, Other
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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