United States Military Academy, , West Point, New York

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United States Military Academy

Company Name: United States Military Academy
State: New York
County: Orange
City/town: West Point
Post: 10996
Phone: (845)938-4041
Fax: unknown
Email: unknown
FICE code: 002893
Date Approved: 2003-04-04
Web site: http://www.usma.edu/
Status: Active

Review: The United States Military Academy at West Point (also known as USMA, West Point, or Army) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located at West Point, New York. The academy sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings, and monuments. The majority of the campus's neogothic buildings are constructed from gray and black granite. The campus is a popular tourist destination complete with a large visitor center and the oldest museum in the United States Army. Candidates for admission must both apply directly to the academy and receive a nomination, usually from a congressman. Students are officers-in-training and are referred to as cadets. Tuition for cadets is fully funded by the Army in exchange for an active duty service obligation upon graduation. Approximately 1,300 cadets enter the Academy each spring with about 1,000 cadets graduating. Graduates are commissioned as second lieutenants. The academic program grants a Bachelor of Science degree with a curriculum that grades cadets' performance upon a broad academic program, military leadership performance, and mandatory participation in competitive athletics. Cadets are required to adhere to the Cadet Honor Code, which states that "a cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do." Because of the academy's age and unique mission, its traditions influenced other institutions. It was the first American college to have class rings, and its technical curriculum was a model for later engineering schools. West Point's student body has a unique rank structure and lexicon. All cadets reside on campus and dine together en masse on weekdays for breakfast and lunch. The academy fields fifteen men's and nine women's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports teams while every student competes in at least one sport, either at intramural or intercollegiate level, each semester. Its football team was a national power in the early and mid-20th century, winning three national championships. Its alumni and students are collectively referred to as "The Long Gray Line" and its ranks include two Presidents of the United States, numerous famous generals, and seventy-four Medal of Honor recipients.

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United States Military Academy, Complete Academic Data

Type: Public- 4-year or above
Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Student to Faculty Ratio: 7:1
Total Student Population (Graduate + Undergraduate): 4,621
Undergraduate Population: 4,621
Percent Admitted: 14.0%
SAT Composite Range: 1140-1350
Enrollment by Gender, Male: 85%
Enrollment by Gender, Femail: 15%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 6.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Black or African American: 6.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Hispanic/Latino: 9.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, White: 73.0%
Attendance Status, Full-Time: 100.0%
Attendance Status, Part-Time: 0.0%

United States Military Academy, Complete Tuition Data

In-State Tuition: $0
Out of State Tuition: $0
Books and Supplies: $0
Total Annual Cost: $0

United States Military Academy, Complete Financial Aid Data

Percent of Student Receiving Any Financial Aid: 0.0%
Percent of Student Receiving Any Grants: 0.0%
Total Grant Aid Received by Student Body: $0
Undergraduate Application Fee:

United States Military Academy, Complete Student Life Data

Calendar System: Semester
Campus Housing Offered: Yes

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