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New London, Connecticut

United States Coast Guard Academy Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into United States Coast Guard Academy

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
15%
Admission Difficulty for United States Coast Guard Academy
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1250-1400
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 1250
SAT Scores for United States Coast Guard Academy
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1400
Average SAT Score 1330

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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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

United States Coast Guard Academy admission chances by SAT score
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%
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United States Coast Guard Academy ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-31 
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 26
ACT Scores for United States Coast Guard Academy
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

United States Coast Guard Academy admission chances by ACT score
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%
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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. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as United States Coast Guard Academy is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted United States Coast Guard Academy students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 57% Good
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

High School Class Rank

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 for admitted United States Coast Guard Academy students
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%

Admission Statistics

United States Coast Guard Academy admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 562 1,459 2,021
Accepted 100 204 304
Acceptance Rate 18% 14% 15%
Enrolled 94 196 290
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 94% 96% 95%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2019.

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.