The Coast Guard Academy is ranked among the nation’s elite undergraduate colleges. This is reflected in our highly selective admission process, which annually identifies the best 300 candidates from a nationwide pool of approximately 5,000 applicants.What distinguishes those who are accepted?
- Proven academic accomplishment, particularly in math and the sciences
- Skill as an athlete
- A record of service to the community
- Motivation to embrace leadership development
- An unwavering desire to serve their country and humanity
Translated from Latin, the Academy motto Scientiæ Cedit Mare means "the sea yields to knowledge." These words are an acknowledgement that Coast Guard officers must earn the privilege to lead. If you believe you possess the qualities of mind, body, and character to earn that privilege, we invite you to apply for admission to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.