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Founded in 1845, United States Naval Academy. is a Public college. Located in Maryland, which is a city setting in Maryland, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 4,528 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The United States Naval Academy Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 8:1. There are 313 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at United States Naval Academy include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at USNA are considered Most Selective, with ,47% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
94% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 80% were in the top quarter, and 53% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at United States Naval Academy.
64 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.
9 Students rated off-campus housing 2.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
90 Students rated campus food 2.6 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.
90 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.
90 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 86 % gave the school a 5.0.
89 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.
89 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.
90 Students rated academics 4.9 stars. 93 % gave the school a 5.0.
7 Students rated United States Naval Academy
When visiting colleges during my junior and senior year of high school, I was drawn to the Naval Academy for many reasons. The Naval Academy provides its Midshipman with world-class education and Division I athletics. More importantly, the Academy appeals to me because of its many opportunities for character development. The Academy is known to overload Midshipmen with academic, athletic, and military obligations. This teaches Midshipmen to manage time extremely well and work effectively under pressure. Additionally, the Naval Academy culture reinforces the importance of camaraderie. Within my first year, I have learned that it is worth helping out a fellow shipmate, even if it meant compromising our already busy schedules. Whereas in high school, I was driven by personal efficiency and successes, as a Midshipman, I am more than willing to give up an hour of my sleep to help my classmates with academics or help my shipmates accomplish a common mission.
The United States Naval Academy is a place where students arrive with hopes of reaching and extending beyond their perceived potential. There are many opportunities for leadership and development in preparation for service in the U.S. Armed Forces, and we are constantly held to high standards in the areas of morals, mental attitude, overall aptitude, and physical abilities. However, the Naval Academy can be a hard place to attend, especially coming straight out of high school because of the restrictions of common freedoms, the disciplined environment, and the overall culture struggles at times. Nonetheless, I am happy with my decision to attend, it is a place that aligns with my own intrinsic values and a place I will forever cherish.
The United States Naval Academy is a great place to be from and not a great place to be. I don't enjoy the institution but the people you meet there are second to none. The people make it worth it, I would have left long ago had it not been for the people. It is a military school and you are in the military so just prepare yourself. It is the real deal.
The Naval Academy is a great place to be from. However, it is pretty difficult going here. There are many things that make it unlike other universities and some of those are good and a lot of them are difficult on students. People here are very highly motivated and knowing what comes after graduation is what keeps many students here.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for United States Naval Academy is 9%. 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 _____.
If you want to find the right college for you, you have to go see it for yourself and even spend a few days visiting. When you visit, immerse yourself in campus life, attend classes, stay in the dorm, and eat the food. Only after experiencing the aforementioned will you be able to truly decide what college you would like to attend. Not everyone is made to be a "Division I" athlete or go to the "Big State" just because they are a legacy or all their friends are doing it. Some of the best colleges and universities across the nation are small and often secluded. The most important thing to remember is to follow your heart and follow your instincts. If you step onto a campus and suddenly feel a sense of belonging, a sense of pride, and a desire to be there, you're probably in the right place. Once you're at the right college for you, the sky is the limit.
The Naval Academy is a difficult school, academically, physically and morally. But if a person desires to become a military officer, then the hard work is worth it, because of the excellent people one will meet at school. Almost everyone at school wants to serve their country and do something good with their life. Students at the Naval Academy will undoubtably make friends for life. The school is also completely free for everyone, and everyone is guaranteed a job after graduation as a military officer.
All my classmates typically are type-a personalities and eager to learn.
The Naval Academy is best known for producing Naval Officers.
Lack of free time and ability to leave the yard
It is free and I will have a good job upon graduation.
The only kind of person who can thrive at this school is someone who is well-rounded. In order to succeed, you must be physically fit, intellectually curious, and industrious.
Hell with a purpose.
My school is a Military Institution whose main focus is to create Sailors and Marines. This school is focused on developing leaders with strong academic backgrounds, moral character, and motivation to be physcially fit. The type of people that go to this school are team oriented and selfless who want to volunteer themselves for the service of our country.
The most frustrating thing about my school is having very little opportunity to leave the campus. The Academy is focused on training every student for service in the military and the rules are far more strict than most other colleges.
how hard it really was
If you love science, math, and engineering, then this is the place for you. I was never interested in any of those subjects, and am currently an economics major, but still have to take many required technical courses. While calculus I is calculus I anywhere, it's still very different here at the academy. If you are very strong in math or science, the required courses will still probably give you a challenge. You must remember you do not have as nearly the amount of time normal college students get to study, so factoring a full courseload on top of a plethora of other activities is stressful to say the least.
Most popular things here are varsity/intramural sports. The catch is everyone HAS to participate in at least some sort of sport. But intramurals are all what you make of them and can actually get pretty competitive. Glee Club has definitely picked up, along with many other activities that you would see on a civilian college campus.
In my opinion the best thing here is the friendships you form with your classmates. Yes, the education, while very challenging, is extremely valuable, but I think forming friendships and learning how to lead those around you is the most important.
Some more than others. When I was at Annapolis in the 1990's, there was a counter-culture that resisted many of the strictures and themes the school attempts to inculcate into the Midshipmen. Finding one's place in this tug-of-war between being a rule-following "team player" and expressing one's individuality is a process that breeds self-awareness and has been a central component of the Naval Academy experience for generations.
One stereotype that is not true is that Naval Academy Midshipmen are necessarily politically “conservative.” Most Midshipmen (and military personnel) I have known were fairly apolitical, and those that did have a strong interest in politics were moderate in their views. A poll taken of midshipmen during the fall of the 2008 election revealed that Midshipmen supported Barack Obama in greater numbers than John McCain (remarkable given that McCain is himself a Naval Academy graduate).
Another misconception is that one has to be physically combative or war-like to succeed in the military. Although one cannot be absolutely morally opposed to the use of force under any circumstance and serve in the military, many of the most peace-loving people I know have a military background. That said, the “warrior ethos” is an important component of leading a military unit.
Above all, I would say that people from the Naval Academy (along with many who served in the military) are among the most trustworthy, reliable, practical, and pragmatic individuals you will find. The training gives one the ability to look at problems objectively, from the standpoint of what works best, and to execute on ideas with integrity and velocity. This is a valuable life skill.
Leaders, Intense, "Type A" personalities, Boy / Girl Scouts, Disciplined, Engineers/”Techies,” Patriotic, Smart, well-rounded individuals, athletic, easy to work with, linear thinkers, “team players,” "can-do" types, politically conservative, “warrior/commandos,” honest, ethical
That here everyone is all overachieving, ridiculously smart and athletic. We all had perfect SATs and have never failed at anything.
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