Chances of getting into United States Military Academy

United States Military Academy

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
11.5%
Admission Difficulty for United States Military Academy
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1140-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for United States Military Academy
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for United States Military Academy
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1250

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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 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

United States Military Academy admission chances by SAT score
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%
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West Point ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
27-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
82%
ACT Scores for United States Military Academy
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for United States Military Academy
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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

Avg. High School GPA
3.6*
Typical High School Grades
B+

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.

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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 3,375 8,919 12,294
Accepted 329 1,080 1,409
Acceptance Rate 10% 12% 11%
Enrolled 290 915 1,205
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 88% 85% 86%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 28, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 28, 2020.

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.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 33. 82% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.