About United States Coast Guard Academy

Founded in 1876, United States Coast Guard Academy. is a Public college. Located in Connecticut, which is a city setting in Connecticut, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 986 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The United States Coast Guard Academy Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 8:1. There are 41 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at United States Coast Guard Academy include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate50%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range1060-1240
ACT Range23-28

Admissions at USCGA are considered Selective, with ,8% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 26 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 83% were in the top quarter, and 45% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at United States Coast Guard Academy.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

United States Coast Guard Academy REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    16 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    2 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    24 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    24 Students rated campus facilities 3.6 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    24 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 83 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    24 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    24 Students rated local services 4 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    24 Students rated academics 4.9 stars. 96 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of United States Coast Guard Academy?

2 Students rated United States Coast Guard Academy

Sam - 02/21/2021

Ok school; can be miserable if you're not into the whole military thing. A lot of effort is place on developing cadets into great future leaders and officers. However, as a result, academics often get overlooked. I have rarely had an actual professor teach a class; usually it is just some Lieutenant who is there because they are required to for a couple years as an assignment. That said, they're usually available to help.

Noah - 02/08/2018

It's a good school that develops leaders prepared for the fleet. Starting with Swab Summer before you even begin academics, you are challenged mentally and physically. You grow close with your classmates and rely on them for help. You become family. The academics are difficult but it all depends on the person and the instructors are often available for one-on-one assistance. The location is not the best because there isn't much around that is close, but a couple hours in different directions and you hit some big cities. This military academy matures young men and women from all backgrounds. This is a challenging place that produces leaders of character ready to serve their country.

United States Coast Guard Academy FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at United States Coast Guard Academy?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for United States Coast Guard Academy is 50%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Follow your heart. Stick with your dreams but do NOT be afraid to change it.

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  3. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The United States Coast Guard Academy is a challenging school where cadets are pushed to excel both physically and mentally. The Coast Guard Academy is looking for student athlete leaders who wish to serve as officers in the Coast Guard. Applicants should seek every opportunity to engage in athletics and community service activities in order to be a strong candidate for admission. Cadets who do possess sound moral character rarely make it through the first year of this program. However, well rounded individuals have an immense opportunity to develop personally and serve in their countries oldest continuous seagoing service.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about our school is that you are guranteed a job when you graduate as an officer in the United States Coast Guard! The experiences you get here are unlike any other you could ever get elsewhere. If you are dedicated to yourself and to your country, this is the place for you. If you are not totally all about being in the military, this is not the school for you.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That I would be owned! There are a lot of different ways to find out if you want to come to the school- you can go to AIM (a 2 week camp, which assimilates life as a freshman), a tour, and once accepted you can visit the school before accepting the appointment by being in a cadet's shoes for 2 days.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Gets lonely sometimes there. It takes a lot of discipline and want to go there and you can't maintain that all the time. Friends will always help you thorugh.

    Read all  5 answers
  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Determined, driven, intelligent, strong individual

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  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    All work and no fun.

    Read all  4 answers
  9. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are extremely close-knit, driven, intelligent, and great people. You really have to want to be here (the Coast Guard Academy) in order to succeed.

    Read all  3 answers
  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Outstanding performance and the Coast Guard.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Probably the fact that I am playing varsity football because a lot of my friends miss playing football.

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who can't handle a lot of responsibility, who doesn't do well under pressure, and who doesn't want to serve their country.

    Read all  2 answers
  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    A lot is expected from you all the time and it can be difficult to balance everything. There are also a lot of ups and downs emotionally due to everything that needs to get accomplished but it is well worth it in the end.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

N/A of students attending United States Coast Guard Academy receive some sort of financial aid. N/A were awarded federal grants. While N/A received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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