Annapolis (U.S. Naval Academy) Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Costs, Financial Aid, and More

Annapolis - United States Naval Academy
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The U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis is extremely selective. Only 9 percent of applicants were admitted in 2015. The application is different from many other schools; students must be nominated in order to continue their application. Nominations can come from senators, congress-people, current naval officers, or veterans. Annapolis' website has all the information on seeking out nominations.

Applicants must submit scores from the SAT or ACT, and there are several other components to the Annapolis application, including a medical exam, a fitness assessment, a personal interview, and several application forms.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile

Annapolis Description

Annapolis, the United States Naval Academy, is one of the most selective colleges in the country. All costs are covered, and students receive benefits and a modest monthly salary. Applicants must seek a nomination, usually from a member of Congress.

Upon graduation, all students have a five-year active duty obligation. Some officers pursuing aviation will have longer requirements.

Located in Maryland, the Annapolis campus is an active naval base. Athletics are important at the Naval Academy, and the school competes in the NCAA Division I Patriot League. Popular sports include football, basketball, rowing, and lacrosse.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 4,528 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 74 percent male / 26 percent female
  • 100 percent full-time

Annapolis Costs and Financial Aid

The Navy pays for the tuition, room and board, and medical and dental care of Naval Academy midshipmen. This is in return for five years of active duty service upon graduation.

Midshipmen pay is $1027.20 monthly (as of 2017) but there are many deductions, including laundry, barber, cobbler, activities fees, yearbook and other service charges are deducted. The net cash pay is $100 per month the first year, which increases each year thereafter.

Cost-reducing perks include regular active-duty benefits including access to military commissaries and exchanges, commercial transportation and lodging discounts. Midshipmen can also fly space-available in military aircraft around the world.

Academic Programs

The most popular majors are Aerospace Economics, Engineering, History, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Political Science, Systems Engineering. What major is right for you? Sign up to take the free "My Careers and Majors Quiz" at Cappex.

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Gymnastics, Basketball, Squash, Rowing, Lacrosse, Water Polo, Wrestling, Track and Field, Baseball, Swimming, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Rowing, Golf, Basketball, Track and Field, Swimming, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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