United States Naval Academy: Statistics

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#978 of 14,131 In the World
#295 of 2,597 In North America
#264 of 2,496 In the United States
#7 of 34 In Maryland
#1 of 2 In Annapolis
#8 of 1,014 For Military science
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Acceptance rate
8%
Average SAT
1310
Average ACT
29
Undergraduates
4,528
Male:Female Ratio
71:29
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
usna.edu

United States Naval Academy Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

United States Naval Academy has an acceptance rate of 8% and is among the top 2% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 8% 8% 8%
Applicants 16,265 11,400 4,865
Admissions 1,374 961 413
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,183 837 346

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
795 or 69%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1200
or below

75% of them
had 1420
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in United States Naval Academy are 1200-1420 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
558 or 48%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 26
or below

75% of them
had 32
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in United States Naval Academy are 26-32 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school record Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 2727 (60%)
Hispanic 580 (13%)
Two or more races 437 (10%)
Asian 373 (8%)
Black or African American 286 (6%)
Nonresident Alien 59 (1%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 41 (0.9%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 18 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 5 (0.1%)

United States Naval Academy majors

United States Naval Academy has granted 1,099 bachelor's degrees across 25 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at United States Naval Academy.

Major Bachelor
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 137
Political Science and Government, General 135
Cyber & Electronic Operations and Warfare 89
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering 72
Mechanical Engineering 68
Operations Research 66
English Language and Literature, General 55
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical & Space Engineering, General 54
Computer Science 52
History, General 51
Mathematics, General 41
Ocean Engineering 40
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 32
Economics, General 29
Chemistry, General 27
Physics, General 26
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 20
Physical Sciences, General 18
Engineering, General 17
Arabic Language and Literature 16
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 16
Information Technology 16
Chinese Language and Literature 9
Computer Engineering, General 7
Nuclear Engineering 6
Grand Total 1,099

United States Naval Academy has a graduation rate of 91%, which is among the 5% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 91% 91% 93%
  • Full-time retention rate - 98%

Publications & Citations

United States Naval Academy has published 9,484 scientific papers with 117,719 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Environmental Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Materials Science, Geography and Cartography, and Biology.

Publications
9,484
Citations
117,719

Publication / Citation count by topic

Engineering
6,616 / 82,536
Physics
5,940 / 85,130
Environmental Science
4,389 / 51,220
Quantum and Particle physics
4,351 / 67,867
Computer Science
4,071 / 45,934
Chemistry
4,053 / 71,126
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,797 / 30,762
Materials Science
3,027 / 50,091
Geography and Cartography
2,823 / 29,544
Biology
2,814 / 45,491
Geology
2,317 / 26,969
Mathematics
2,191 / 17,181
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,054 / 17,701
Aerospace Engineering
1,994 / 27,172
Political Science
1,879 / 16,180
Organic Chemistry
1,870 / 44,455
Business
1,760 / 14,078
Law
1,737 / 15,823
Electrical Engineering
1,727 / 24,794
History
1,710 / 11,278
Philosophy
1,707 / 13,813
Optical Engineering
1,654 / 25,060
Mechanical Engineering
1,653 / 21,426
Statistics
1,417 / 11,263
Medicine
1,404 / 22,274
Archaeology
1,392 / 9,742
Telecommunications
1,197 / 15,260
Oceanography
1,145 / 13,988
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
1,142 / 18,353
Ecology
1,077 / 16,453
Astrophysics and Astronomy
1,074 / 12,465
Psychology
1,062 / 12,352
Management
1,011 / 8,758
Sociology
1,001 / 9,835
Economics
959 / 11,028
Biochemistry
932 / 18,306
Structural Engineering
912 / 8,726
Acoustical Engineering
910 / 6,478
Computer Vision
900 / 8,030
Metallurgical Engineering
867 / 17,355

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 93 239
1991 99 313
1992 101 343
1993 96 340
1994 95 404
1995 92 430
1996 117 432
1997 147 517
1998 150 602
1999 140 723
2000 152 751
2001 157 925
2002 179 1110
2003 188 1299
2004 186 1563
2005 251 2068
2006 259 2263
2007 344 2555
2008 310 2899
2009 376 3314
2010 315 3789
2011 367 4661
2012 377 4885
2013 416 5486
2014 438 5570
2015 360 6320
2016 320 6677
2017 362 7058
2018 308 7128
2019 335 8041
2020 337 9201
2021 355 10492
2022 284 8852
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United States Naval Academy alumni

  1. Jimmy Carter

    Jimmy Carter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-.. (age 99)
    Enrolled in United States Naval Academy
    In 1946 studied physics
    Occupations
    submarinerautobiographerpoliticianpeace activistdiplomat
    Biography

    James Earl Carter Jr. is an American retired politician who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 76th governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975, and as a Georgia state senator from 1963 to 1967.

  2. John McCain

    John McCain
    Born in
    Panama Flag Panama
    Years
    1936-2018 (aged 82)
    Enrolled in United States Naval Academy
    Studied in 1958
    Occupations
    international forum participantautobiographerpoliticiantelevision presenterwriter
    Biography

    John Sidney McCain III was an American politician and United States Navy officer who served as a United States senator from Arizona from 1987 until his death in 2018. He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for president of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama.

  3. Ross Perot

    Ross Perot
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2019 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurpoliticiannaval officer
    Biography

    Henry Ross Perot was an American business magnate, billionaire, politician and philanthropist. He was the founder and chief executive officer of Electronic Data Systems and Perot Systems. He ran an independent campaign in the 1992 U.S. presidential election and a third-party campaign in the 1996 U.S. presidential election as the nominee of the Reform Party, which was formed by grassroots supporters of Perot's 1992 campaign. Although he failed to carry a single state in either election, both campaigns were among the strongest presidential showings by a third party or independent candidate in U.S. history.

  4. Alan Shepard

    Alan Shepard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1923-1998 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    entrepreneuraircraft pilotnaval officerastronaut
    Biography

    Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. was an American astronaut, naval aviator, test pilot, and businessman. In 1961, he became the second person and the first American to travel into space and, in 1971, he became the fifth and oldest person to walk on the Moon at age 47.

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General info

Alternative names Navy
Annapolis
USNA
Founded 1845
Motto Ex scientia tridens
Colors navy blue, gold
Academic calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 882
Carnegie classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and contacts

Address 121 Blake Road
Annapolis, Maryland, 21402-1300
United States
City population 41,000
Phone 4102931482
Fax +1 (410) 293 2303

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