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Get To Know The United States' Five Military Academies

Last updated January 10, 2024

Are you interested in attending one of the United States' five military academies, but are not sure which one could be a good fit for you? Get to know a bit more about each of the academies below! 

United States Military Academy

  • Location: West Point, New York 
  • Branch of the military: United States Army 
  • Acceptance rate: 11%
  • Majors offered: 36; 19 minors

Learn more about the United States Military Academy here.

United States Naval Academy 

  • Location: Annapolis, Maryland
  • Branch of the military: United States Navy 
  • Acceptance rate: 8%
  • Majors offered: 26 

Learn more about the United States Naval Academy here.

United States Air Force Academy

  • Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Branches of the military: United States Air Force & United States Space Force
  • Acceptance rate: 12%
  • Majors offered: 32; 18 minors

Learn more about the United States Air Force Academy here.

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United States Coast Guard Academy

  • Location: New London, Connecticut
  • Branch of the military: United States Coast Guard
  • Acceptance rate: 19%
  • Majors offered: 9

Learn more about the United States Coast Guard Academy here.

United States Merchant Marine Academy

  • Location: Kings Point, New York
     
  • Branch of the military: United States Merchant Marine
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Majors offered: 5

Learn more about the United States Merchant Marine Academy here.

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