The United States Coast Guard Academy prepares future leaders of the Coast Guard and our nation. We seek students of high moral character who bring an established academic, athletic and leadership track record.
Admission to the Coast Guard Academy is highly competitive and based on merit. Congressional nominations are not required or considered.
Few applicants will meet our requirements. Fewer still will be offered an appointment. Each year, the Academy admits about 300 cadets from thousands of applicants.
If you aspire to an elite education, one that challenges you to learn, achieve and lead, we encourage you to find out more about the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
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What the Academy Has to Offer
The Coast Guard Academy provides an elite education in an exclusive environment where expectations are high. Ours is a unique, integrated preparation rooted in the Coast Guard’s military, maritime heritage.
Civil Engineering | Electrical Engineering | Cyber Systems | Government | Management | Marine and Environmental Sciences | Mechanical Engineering | Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering | Operations Research and Computer Analysis
As a cadet, you develop professionally from academic rigor, teamwork and unrelenting challenges, preparing you for a meaningful career in service to your country and humanity.
Athletic opportunity abounds. 62% of cadets play on varsity teams.
Explore a huge range of interests through 65+ clubs, societies, and organizations.
Aviation Club | Cyber Team | Women’s Leadership Council | Glee Club | Pep Band | Rugby and more…
Talent comes from every state in the union, and many foreign nations.
Major: Naval Architecture
and Marine Engineering
Major: Civil Engineering
Major: Electrical Engineering