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Academy at a Glance
Fast Facts
  • One of the smallest of the five U.S. federal military academies
  • Four-year Bachelor of Science degree program
  • Founded in 1876 aboard the schooner Dobbin 
  • Highly selective
  • No tuition
  • No congressional nomination necessary
  • Holistic education includes academics, physical fitness, character and leadership
  • Multiple roles of multi-mission, maritime Coast Guard accommodate diverse interests
  • Two graduates are NASA astronauts
  • 80% of graduates go to graduate school (most paid for by the Coast Guard)
  • 85% of graduates choose to serve beyond their five-year commitment

Key Stats (as of September, 2013) 

Corps of Cadets 

  • 902 cadets enrolled
  • 45 states and 16 foreign nations represented
  • 100% of students housed on campus
  • 23 varsity athletic teams (Division III)
  • 34% of cadets are women
  • 28% of cadets are minorities
  • 1 faculty member for every 7 students
  • 17 cadets in an average class

Class of 2017 

  • 1,992 completed the application process
  • 328 appointments were offered
  • 231 cadets were sworn in
  • 47% in the top 10% of high school class
  • 80% in the top 25% of high school class
  • 94% in the top 50% of high school class
  • 89% earned a varsity letter in high school
  • 70% were team captains in high school
  • 36% have a parent who has served in the military
  • 33% attended AIM
  • 21% attended the CGA Scholars (prep) program
  • 80% intend a technical major
  • 221/300 was the average applicant PFE score
  • 22% were band or performing arts members
  • Standardized Test Scores:
    • Median SAT: Math 660, Critical Reading 620, Writing 610
    • Median ACT: Math 28, English 27, Writing 26, Composition 28