United States Coast Guard Academy

82 reviews
  1. New London, CT
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    NG
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A
United States Coast Guard Academy is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
New England Football Conference
Address
15 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
Website

United States Coast Guard Academy Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
18%
SAT Range
1170-1340
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
Data not available
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    No Data
  • $30-48k
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  • $49-75k
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  • $76-110k
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  • $110k+
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.4 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.5 responses
20%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.5 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
896Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
Data not available
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
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Poll
67%
of students say they don't have Greek life.3 responses
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63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.8 responses
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After United States Coast Guard Academy

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.3 responses

Reviews

82 reviews
  • Excellent
    20
  • Very Good
    21
  • Average
    29
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    7
This is not your parents' college. This is the military. Everyone wants you to succeed and not get in trouble, but it is easy to get in trouble and most likely, you won't get through the Academy without getting some demerits and marching tours. When you are a cadet, you are expected to uphold a standard of behavior that does not leave space for keg parties and typical college hijinks. It is important to note that due to the decreased budget for the armed forces, the Coast Guard forced to downsize, which means that there is less incentive for Command keep cadets who get into trouble. You can have fun at the Academy and most of us do! But you have to keep in mind that infractions that got cadets a warning and a few marching tours thirty years ago are getting cadets expelled today. If you have a lick of common sense, you will be fine. Just remember that while we don't have a constantly patrolling campus police force, your peers are expected to maintain their classmates' accountability. Don't do something stupid and put your friends in a tight spot for not being able to stop you.
  • College Sophomore
  • Jan 8 2013
This is truely a miltary academy. Students here balance 18-24 credit per semester, 2 sports per year in addition to military duties. The academy prepares students to be the best officers in the fleet meaning that school is rigorous, and the scheduale is more than demanding, but the people are the best. Classes are small (average size is less than 20 cadets) and teachers are always ready to help!
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 3 2012
The teachers are always helpful and donate so much of their time for their students, often staying till 2200 to help students. Courses are challenging but not impossible, a great program!
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago