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New London, Connecticut

United States Coast Guard Academy Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
19.1%
Admission Difficulty for United States Coast Guard Academy
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into United States Coast Guard Academy and can I get accepted? The school has a 19% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 390 out of 2,045 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 extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent. United States Coast Guard Academy typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 71% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by United States Coast Guard Academy is a prized outcome for many students.

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United States Coast Guard Academy SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1240-1420
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for United States Coast Guard Academy
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 630
SAT Composite 25th 1240
SAT Scores for United States Coast Guard Academy
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1420
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 19 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1240 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 1150. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Connecticut for highest average SAT composite score. 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

United States Coast Guard Academy admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1420 and Above Good >29%
1330 to 1420 Avg + 19%-29%
1240 to 1330 Avg - 12%-19%
1150 to 1240 Reach 8%-12%
Less than 1150 Low <8%
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United States Coast Guard Academy ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
64%
ACT Scores for United States Coast Guard Academy
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for United States Coast Guard Academy
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 32
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 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 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 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Connecticut for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 64 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to United States Coast Guard Academy.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

United States Coast Guard Academy admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >30%
28 to 32 Avg + 19%-30%
25 to 28 Avg - 13%-19%
22 to 25 Reach 9%-13%
Less than 22 Low <9%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.79
Typical High School Grades
A-

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. The school ranks #3 in Connecticut for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as United States Coast Guard Academy is a very selective school.

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Admission Statistics

United States Coast Guard Academy admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 620 1,425 2,045
Accepted 160 230 390
Acceptance Rate 26% 16% 19%
Enrolled 111 164 275
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 69% 71% 71%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to United States Coast Guard Academy and what considerations affect admission decisions?

United States Coast Guard Academy Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at United States Coast Guard Academy
AP Credit No
Dual Credit No
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

75% of students submit their SAT scores to United States Coast Guard Academy. 64% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

19% of those who apply are granted admission to United States Coast Guard Academy. Admission competition is very high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1240 and 1420. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 32. 64% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.