United States Military Academy at West Point

266 reviews
  1. West Point, NY
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    NG
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    D
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    NG
United States Military Academy at West Point is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Division I-A Independents
Address
646 Swift Rd (ATTN: MASG)
West Point, NY 10996

United States Military Academy at West Point 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
9%
SAT Range
1160-1390
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

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
    No Data
  • $49-75k
    No Data
  • $76-110k
    No Data
  • $110k+
    No Data

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
33%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,414Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
Data not available
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Accels in everything
    40%
  • Alpha male
    20%
  • Cadet
    20%
  • All of the above
    10%
  • Excels in everything
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.15 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Strict
    82%
  • Every day Leadership Lab
    9%
  • Lack of common sense
    9%

After United States Military Academy at West Point

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses

Reviews

266 reviews
  • Excellent
    75
  • Very Good
    45
  • Average
    69
  • Poor
    44
  • Terrible
    33
I was extremely happy with my Major of Leadership and Management! First of all, there is no other institution in the world that teaches leadership better than USMA, and I majored in it there! On top of the leadership aspect, the business lessons, acumen, and experience was outstanding. The staff, who all have real world experience and top-notch educations themselves, were very willing to create the best curriculum and learning environment possible. I know that through my Major I will be able to use my education and experiences in my highest endeavors.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Mar 25 2013
Top Notch! Considering that there are no fees associated with any of these facilities, they are simply spectacular!

Arvin Gymnasium features a survival swim pool (complete with wave generator and artificial fog/rain) as well as a normal sized pool and an Olympic sized pool, free for all cadets to use (during their open hours, of course). There are like six basketball courts, plenty of racquetball courts, martial arts rooms, and many empty rooms that you can reserve and do wahtever you want in.

The library has very few computers, but this is because every cadet is issued a free, top of the line computer, so there is really no need for them. There are around 15 or so total in the library, and that's plenty for the few cadets who have their computers in repair at any given time. The library has six floors full of books on everything you can imagine! As well as DVD's and interesting sections where you can pick up old tapes and use different machines to view data stored on old cartridges. It's really unique and cool.

The Mess Hall is old but kept in good shape. The food is on a rotation schedule, but they do take input from students seriously and try to cater to our needs.
  • College Sophomore
  • Mar 17 2012
The rules make no sense and there is a lot of things we do that hold you back from maturing as an individual and can lead to inexperienced adults. We are locked away in our own world and limited on how much we can go and experience reality. Yes we grow physically, mentally, academically, and morally but if you can't apply those things or be able to communicate in your environment what's the point. Prohibiting students or forcing requirements just makes it harder to get outside the walls and gain experiences in the real world with regular everyday people.
  • College Freshman
  • 8 months ago