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Campus & Student Life at United States Military Academy

Home to about 4,536 undergraduates in 2020, West Point is a small, public school located in West Point, New York. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, West Point offers a “study abroad” program.

West Point is an Elite Federal Service Academy (FSA)

Federal service academies like West Point offer subsidized tuition (often fully subsidized) in exchange for a period of post-graduation service. West Point can be a great way to get a premium education for little or no cost, but make sure you understand the commitment and the often stringent application requirements. For more information you can review the Federal Military Colleges and Academies page. For more information, you will also want to check out our West Point for Veterans Guide.

West Point Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the school provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit West Point Disability Services.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at United States Military Academy

West Point not only offers on-campus housing, they require freshmen to live on campus. If you are a returning adult or veteran, you can inquire about being exempted from such a requirement.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at United States Military Academy

West Point has a comparatively small, student body. There were 4,536 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 4,536 (100.0%). Part-time attendance was N/A (N/A).


United States Military Academy is Ranked #424 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, West Point receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank West Point #424 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at United States Military Academy

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at West Point by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the West Point Diversity Guide.

United States Military Academy Competes in the NCAA

We wanted to tell you about student athletes at West Point, but that information was not available.

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to United States Military Academy Athletics

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