New London, CT
United States Coast Guard Academy


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Recent Reviews

Thomas
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The best school for any future Coast Guard officer.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The best school for any future Coast Guard officer.

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

Make sure your kid wants to go there for himself and not for his parents.

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

The restrictions on when cadets can leave the Academy.

Lauren
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

My school is a military institution, so it is very regimented. There are a lot of rules to follow here, and if you do not fo...

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

My school is a military institution, so it is very regimented. There are a lot of rules to follow here, and if you do not follow them, there are consequences. But with that, one has to understand that it is a military Academy, not a regular college.

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

Know what you want to do with your life before you spend thousands of dollars on a big university. If you do not know what you want to do, take some courses at the local community college....it is much cheaper and it gives you some time to think about what you want to do.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone that loves serving their country and is proud of the United States. Also, someone that has a humanitarian heart and will love being an Officer in the Coast Guard upon graduation.

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

I would tell parents and their prospective students to, no pun intended, do your homework. Make sure you find out all you ca...

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

I would tell parents and their prospective students to, no pun intended, do your homework. Make sure you find out all you can about a school before you commit to it. Stay overnight with students already attending, and ask them questions. Visit the campus as many times as you feel is necessary. Also, if you do well in high school, the college acceptance process is much easier. Better grades mean a better school; however, don't just focus on grades alone. In high school, do your best to be a well-rounded student. Participate in extra-curricular clubs, sports, and community service projects. Some of this can also help make up for sub-par grades. My last bit of advise would be to start early. The college search can be stressful, but if it is started earlier (end of junior year/beginning of senior year) the amount of stress can be decreased, or at least spread out. Finally, don't let other people decide for you. If your heart isn't in it, you will most likely be miserable at whatever institution you choose.

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

I wish I had known more about Swab Summer (the indoctrination period before your first year) and the extent of the rules and regulations that students are held accountable to.

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

The worst thing about this school is all of the regulations. Sometimes, you feel micromanaged, and as a college student in the military, that can be a bit degrading. There seems to be a rule for everything and endless ways to get in trouble.

Nyrel
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It's a military school, therefore a lot of your decisions are made for you, which can definetly be a bonus. Also, I don't pay...

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

It's a military school, therefore a lot of your decisions are made for you, which can definetly be a bonus. Also, I don't pay for school, food or uniforms and everything I could ever need, I can find on campus.

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

Base where you want to go to school on the student responses and opinions, they really give you the best idea.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is that they set you up for success by commissioning you as a Coast Guard officer when you graduate which means you have a job for fives years, at least, onces you're done.

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

Choosing a college is a very important and hard decision. However, I would give these few simple tips when trying to decide w...

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

Choosing a college is a very important and hard decision. However, I would give these few simple tips when trying to decide where to go to school. First of all you must realize what means the most to you. For instance, if being close to home is really important to you, then you should try to narrow the schools that are close. In other words, try and organize the factors that you most want in your school and rate them on what is most important. This way you can really understand what kind of school you are looking for and eliminate the ones that don't work for you.

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

The amount of time I am able to leave the academy is probably the worst thing about my school. It is a military academy but some time is wasted that could be given to students to have that time off.

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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  • Enrollment
  • 986
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $942
  • Acceptance rate
  • 51%

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