New London, Connecticut
United States Coast Guard Academy Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into United States Coast Guard Academy
|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very High|
How hard is it to get into United States Coast Guard Academy and can I get accepted? The school has a 15% acceptance rate. Last year, 304 out of 2,021 applicants were admitted making United States Coast Guard Academy a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent. United States Coast Guard Academy typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 95% chose to enroll. This indicates that admission to the school is highly desirable and it may be a primary choice for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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United States Coast Guard Academy SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT75%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||620|
|SAT Math 25th||630|
|SAT Composite 25th||1250|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||700|
|SAT Composite 75th||1400|
|Average SAT Score||1330|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to United States Coast Guard Academy?
United States Coast Guard Academy typically requires applicants to be in the top 18 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1250 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1170. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1400 and Above||Good||>23%|
|1325 to 1400||Avg +||15%-23%|
|1250 to 1325||Avg -||9%-15%|
|1175 to 1250||Reach||6%-9%|
|Less than 1175||Low||<6%|
United States Coast Guard Academy ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT64%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||28|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into United States Coast Guard Academy?
Admission data indicates that United States Coast Guard Academy regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 64 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to United States Coast Guard Academy.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|31 and Above||Good||>25%|
|28 to 31||Avg +||15%-25%|
|26 to 28||Avg -||10%-15%|
|24 to 26||Reach||7%-10%|
|Less than 24||Low||<7%|
Avg. High School GPA3.79
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into United States Coast Guard Academy. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at United States Coast Guard Academy was 3.79 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as United States Coast Guard Academy is a very selective school.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||28%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||9%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||4%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||2%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
83% of United States Coast Guard Academy freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||45%|
|Top 25% of class||83%|
|Top 50% of class||98%|
|Bottom 50% of class||2%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||94%||96%||95%|
Applications were DueFeb 1, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to United States Coast Guard Academy and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130624 IPEDS survey data for United States Coast Guard Academy.