Chances of getting into United States Naval Academy

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
8.5%
Admission Difficulty for United States Naval Academy
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionExtreme

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT
68%
SAT Scores for United States Naval Academy
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for United States Naval Academy
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1260

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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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

United States Naval Academy admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Annapolis ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
74%
ACT Scores for United States Naval Academy
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for United States Naval Academy
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

United States Naval Academy admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.8*
Typical High School Grades
A-

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.

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High School Class Rank

54% of United States Naval Academy freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted United States Naval Academy students
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%

Admission Statistics

United States Naval Academy admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,510 11,576 16,086
Accepted 382 991 1,373
Acceptance Rate 8% 9% 9%
Enrolled 337 857 1,194
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 88% 86% 87%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 31, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 31, 2020.

Admission Requirements

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

United States Naval Academy Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at United States Naval Academy
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 32. 74% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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