West Point, New York

West Point Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into United States Military Academy

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for United States Military Academy
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionExtreme

How hard is it to get into West Point and can I get accepted? The school has a 10% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,240 out of 12,973 applicants were admitted making West Point 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. Of those applicants who were admitted, 98% 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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West Point SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for United States Military Academy
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1250
SAT Scores for United States Military Academy
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1450
Average SAT Score 1350

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to United States Military Academy?

United States Military 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 1150. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 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 Military Academy admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1450 and Above Good >16%
1350 to 1450 Avg + 10%-16%
1250 to 1350 Avg - 6%-10%
1150 to 1250 Reach 4%-6%
Less than 1150 Low <4%
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West Point ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for United States Military Academy
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for United States Military Academy
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into West Point?

Admission data indicates that West Point regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #37 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 82 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to United States Military Academy.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

United States Military Academy admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >17%
25 to 28 Avg + 10%-17%
23 to 25 Avg - 7%-10%
21 to 23 Reach 5%-7%
Less than 21 Low <5%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

United States Military Academy has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

71% of United States Military Academy freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted United States Military Academy students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 71%
Top 25% of class 19%
Top 50% of class 8%
Bottom 50% of class 2%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

United States Military Academy admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,799 9,174 12,973
Accepted 301 939 1,240
Acceptance Rate 8% 10% 10%
Enrolled 291 919 1,210
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 97% 98% 98%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 28, 2019
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 28, 2019.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at United States Military Academy
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=197036 IPEDS survey data for United States Military Academy.