How hard is it to get into West Point and can I get accepted? The school has a 9% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,294 out of 14,969 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 extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent. United States Military Academy typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 82% 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 quarter of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. United States Military Academy is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||610|
|SAT Math 25th||600|
|SAT Composite 25th||1210|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||740|
|SAT Composite 75th||1440|
|Average SAT Score||1330|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to United States Military Academy?
United States Military Academy typically prefers applicants to be in the top 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1440 and Above||Good||>14%|
|1325 to 1440||Avg +||9%-14%|
|1210 to 1325||Avg -||5%-9%|
|1095 to 1210||Reach||3%-5%|
|Less than 1095||Low||<3%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||28|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||28|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||32|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|Average ACT Score||30|
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 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 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 #17 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>16%|
|30 to 33||Avg +||9%-16%|
|28 to 30||Avg -||6%-9%|
|26 to 28||Reach||4%-6%|
|Less than 26||Low||<4%|
What GPA do you need to get into United States Military Academy?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into West Point. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at United States Military Academy was 3.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 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 3.9 GPA. The school should be considered a reach even if you have a 3.9 GPA.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||26.0%||Avg -|
|3.50 to 3.74||15.0%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.49||5.0%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||4.0%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||2.0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.49||0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
70% of United States Military Academy freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||43%|
|Top 25% of class||70%|
|Top 50% of class||93%|
|Lower 50% of class||7%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||80%||82%||82%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 31, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to United States Military Academy is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to United States Military Academy and what student information is used for 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.
86% of students submit their SAT scores to West Point. 82% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
9% of those who apply are granted admission to West Point. Admission competition is extreme and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1210 and 1440. 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 28 and 33. 82% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.