Admissions

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.
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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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As an Academy graduate, you receive a highly respected degree, a commission as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and a guaranteed position of leadership.

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Located on the banks of the Thames River in New London, Connecticut, the Academy’s picturesque, waterfront campus offers the idyllic New England college setting. The region we call home has a rich maritime heritage, one that has long embraced the sea, the military and higher education.
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Featured Cadets

Bryan Chan

Bryan Chan
Millbrae, CA
Major: Electrical Engineering

Hannah Meisner

Hannah Meisner
Alexandria, VA
Major: Electrical Engineering

Brian Golliher

Brian Golliher
Chapel Hill, NC
Major: Civil Engineering