West Point Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for United States Military Academy
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery High

Can I get into West Point? The school has a 10% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,486 out of 14,635 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 extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent. Of those applicants who were admitted, 83% chose to enroll. This indicates that admission to the school is highly desirable and it may be a primary choice for many students.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for United States Military Academy
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 630
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 1440
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 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 1155. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1345 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 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
1440 and Above Good >16%
1345 to 1440 Avg + 10%-16%
1250 to 1345 Avg - 6%-10%
1155 to 1250 Reach 4%-6%
Less than 1155 Low <4%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for United States Military Academy
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for United States Military Academy
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 31
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 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 81 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
31 and Above Good >17%
28 to 31 Avg + 10%-17%
26 to 28 Avg - 7%-10%
24 to 26 Reach 5%-7%
Less than 24 Low <5%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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

Admission Statistics

United States Military Academy admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,388 10,247 14,635
Accepted 336 1,150 1,486
Acceptance Rate 8% 11% 10%
Enrolled 269 967 1,236
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 80% 84% 83%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 28, 2019
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 75 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Feb 28, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to West Point before the Feb 28 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 9 Feb 20

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.