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United States Naval Academy is a public institution that was founded in 1845. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,536, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 338 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. United States Naval Academy's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 12. Its in-state tuition and fees are $0 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $0 (2012-13).
The United States Naval Academy is located in Annapolis, Md., at the intersection of the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay, approximately 33 miles east of Washington, D.C. It is the second oldest of the five federal service academies. Students, known as midshipmen, are officers in training and their tuition is fully funded by the U.S. Navy in return for an active-duty service obligation after graduation. The Navy has NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports and competes primarily in the Patriot League. Navy is known for its long-standing football rivalry with Army. Midshipmen must meet certain physical education requirements during all four years in order to graduate. The school offers more than 70 extracurricular activities for midshipmen, from the debate team to the scuba club, among others. All midshipmen live in Bancroft Hall, a huge dormitory complex, and receive a monthly stipend.
The United States Naval Academy graduates earn a Bachelor in Science degree and go on to serve in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps. Applicants must both apply directly to the academy and receive a nomination, usually from a congressional representative. A traditional event on campus is the Ring Dance, when Second Class Midshipmen receive their class rings. Notable alumni include former U.S. President Jimmy Carter; astronaut Alan Shepard, the first American in space; U.S. Senator John McCain; NASA Administrator Charles Bolden; and former presidential candidate Ross Perot.
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The United States Naval Academy is a demanding four year program leading to a bachelor of science degree and a commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy or as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. The mission of the United States Naval Academy is as follows: To develop midshipmen morally, mentally and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty in order to graduate leaders who are dedicated to a career of naval service and have potential for future development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to United States Naval Academy, it's important to note the application deadline is January 31. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 31. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 6.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||6.8%|
|Application deadline||January 31|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 31|
The student-faculty ratio at United States Naval Academy is 8:1, and the school has 64.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at United States Naval Academy include: Political Science and Government, General; History, General; Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering; Oceanography, Chemical and Physical; and Systems Engineering. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 97 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||87%|
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United States Naval Academy has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,536, with a gender distribution of 79.1 percent male students and 20.9 percent female students. United States Naval Academy is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
United States Naval Academy offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. United States Naval Academy also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at United States Naval Academy, 24 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at United States Naval Academy.
|Students who have cars on campus||24%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$0 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$0 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data