United States Naval Academy.

United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, MD4 year degree
Acceptance rate

About United States Naval Academy

The United States Naval Academy (USNA, Annapolis, or simply Navy) is a federal service academy adjacent to Annapolis, Maryland. Established on 10 October 1845, under Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, it is the second oldest of the five U.S. service academies, and educates officers for commissioning primarily into the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The 338-acre (137 ha) campus is located on the former grounds of Fort Severn at the confluence of the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel County, 33 miles (53 km) east of Washington, D.C. and 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Baltimore. The entire campus (known to insiders as "the Yard") is a National Historic Landmark and home to many historic sites, buildings, and monuments. It replaced Philadelphia Naval Asylum, in Philadelphia, that served as the first United States Naval Academy from 1838 to 1845 when the Naval Academy formed in Annapolis.Candidates for admission generally must both apply directly to the academy and receive a nomination, usually from a member of congress. Students are officers-in-training with the rank of midshipman. Tuition for midshipmen is fully funded by the Navy in exchange for an active duty service obligation upon graduation. Approximately 1,200 "plebes" (an abbreviation of the Ancient Roman word plebeian) enter the Academy each summer for the rigorous Plebe Summer. About 1,000 midshipmen graduate. Graduates are usually commissioned as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps, but a small number can also be cross-commissioned as officers in other U.S. services, and the services of allied nations. The United States Naval Academy has some of the highest paid graduates in the country according to starting salary. The academic program grants a bachelor of science degree with a curriculum that grades midshipmen's performance upon a broad academic program, military leadership performance, and mandatory participation in competitive athletics. Midshipmen are required to adhere to the academy's Honor Concept.


  • Offers and bachelor's degrees
  • 4,495 students
  • 0.18 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.usna.edu

Notable programs at United States Naval Academy

Computer Science
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Computer Science, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

1,376 students out of 16,299 applicants were accepted into United States Naval Academy. They had an average SAT score of 1260. 68% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 74% chose to submit their ACT score.

Diversity at United States Naval Academy

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017