West Point Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into United States Military Academy
|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very High|
How hard is it to get into West Point and can I get accepted? The school has a 11% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,409 out of 12,294 applicants were admitted making West Point 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 24 percent. United States Military Academy typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 86% 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
Applicants Submitting SAT86%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||590|
|SAT Composite 25th||1140|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1350|
|Average SAT Score||1250|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. The school ranks #27 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1350 and Above||Good||>17%|
|1245 to 1350||Avg +||11%-17%|
|1140 to 1245||Avg -||7%-11%|
|1035 to 1140||Reach||4%-7%|
|Less than 1035||Low||<4%|
West Point ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT82%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||27|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||32|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|Average ACT Score||30|
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 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>17%|
|30 to 33||Avg +||11%-17%|
|27 to 30||Avg -||7%-11%|
|24 to 27||Reach||4%-7%|
|Less than 24||Low||<4%|
Avg. High School GPA3.6*
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into United States Military Academy. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at United States Military Academy was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #27 in New York for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as West Point is a very selective school.
71% of United States Military 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||71%|
|Top 25% of class||19%|
|Top 50% of class||8%|
|Bottom 50% of class||2%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||88%||85%||86%|
Applications were DueFeb 28, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 28, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to United States Military Academy and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|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=197036 IPEDS survey data for United States Military Academy.
Frequently Asked Questions
86% of students submit their SAT scores to West Point. 82% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
11% of those who apply are granted admission to West Point. Admission competition is very high 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 1140 and 1350. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.