Chances of getting into United States Military Academy
|Admission Standards||Very High|
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. United States Military Academy typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. 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
Applicants Submitting SAT86%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||630|
|SAT Math 25th||620|
|SAT Composite 25th||1250|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||710|
|SAT Math 75th||740|
|SAT Composite 75th||1450|
|Average SAT Score||1350|
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 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.
|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%|
West Point ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT82%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||26|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|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.
|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%|
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. Given the school's very highly selective admissions, acceptance at West Point extremely difficult and unlikely even with a 3.6 GPA. The school should be considered a reach even if you have a 3.6 GPA.
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)||97%||98%||98%|
Applications are DueFeb 28, 2020
Days left to Apply106
Applicants have 106 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 28, 2020.
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.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
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.