Public 4 Year

United States Coast Guard Academy

New London, Connecticut

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United States Coast Guard Academy overview
Location New London, Connecticut
Online uscga.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
United States Coast Guard Academy overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), situated in New London, Connecticut, is a federal service academy that trains officers for the U.S. Coast Guard. Established in 1876, the academy is noted for its rigorous academic and physical training programs designed to foster leadership and professional development. The USCGA is highly selective, with an emphasis on a core curriculum that blends engineering and maritime studies, with notable programs in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Its waterfront campus along the Thames River exhibits a mix of traditional and modern architecture, with cadets required to live on campus. The academy's proximity to both the Atlantic Ocean and the city of Hartford positions cadets in a strategic location for hands-on maritime training. While not primarily known for athletics, the USCGA does compete in NCAA Division III as the Bears in various sports.

In the most recent statistical year 1,760 prospective students applied, and 420 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 289 enrolled in the school.  1,037 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 0 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $0 plus fees of $0.












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Admission Standards

Very High
United States Coast Guard Academy overview
SAT 1160/1365
ACT 26/31
GPA 3.79

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $0

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Costs for United States Coast Guard Academy
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$0
Other Fees$0
Room and Board N/A
Budget for Other Expenses$0
Total One Year Cost$0

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by United States Coast Guard Academy students
Subject Percent of Class
Engineering 45%
Social Sciences 23%
Physical Sciences 17%
Business 15%

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