Annapolis Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into United States Naval Academy
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Annapolis and can I get accepted? The school has a 9% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,373 out of 16,086 applicants were admitted making Annapolis an extremely competitive school to get into with a very low chance of acceptance - even for applicants with the highest scores and grades. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 25 percent. United States Naval Academy typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 87% 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 ten percent of their high school class.
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Annapolis SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT68%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||590|
|SAT Composite 25th||1150|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1370|
|Average SAT Score||1260|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to United States Naval Academy?
United States Naval Academy typically requires applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 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|
|1370 and Above||Good||>14%|
|1260 to 1370||Avg +||9%-14%|
|1150 to 1260||Avg -||5%-9%|
|1040 to 1150||Reach||3%-5%|
|Less than 1040||Low||<3%|
Annapolis ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT74%
|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||34|
|ACT Math 75th||32|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|Average ACT Score||29|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Annapolis?
Admission data indicates that Annapolis 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 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 74 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to United States Naval Academy.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>14%|
|29 to 32||Avg +||9%-14%|
|26 to 29||Avg -||5%-9%|
|23 to 26||Reach||3%-5%|
|Less than 23||Low||<3%|
Avg. High School GPA3.8*
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into United States Naval Academy. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at United States Naval Academy was 3.8 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Maryland for highest average GPA. Given the school's very highly selective admissions, acceptance at Annapolis extremely difficult and unlikely even with a 3.8 GPA. The school should be considered a reach even if you have a 3.8 GPA.
54% of United States Naval Academy freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||54%|
|Top 25% of class||81%|
|Top 50% of class||95%|
|Bottom 50% of class||6%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||88%||86%||87%|
Applications were DueJan 31, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 31, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to United States Naval Academy and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164155 IPEDS survey data for United States Naval Academy.
Frequently Asked Questions
68% of students submit their SAT scores to Annapolis. 74% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
9% of those who apply are granted admission to Annapolis. Admission competition is extreme and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1370. 68% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.