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United States Coast Guard Academy

New London, CT

At A Glance

Main Address

31 Mohegan Ave

New London, CT 06320-8103

https://www.uscga.edu/

Admission Office

31 Mohegan Avenue

New London, CT 06320

(860) 444-8500

Fax : (860) 701-6700

uscga.admissions@uscga.edu

Contact : Michael Fredie

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Small

Public

college of engineering

military college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

New England Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 5807

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 84.0%

Total undergraduates : 1,069

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 267

In-State Tuition : $1,056.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $1,056.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Other Characteristics

Cadets devote themselves to honor concept and go directly into leadership positions in the United States Coast Guard upon graduation. As a federal military service academy, the Coast Guard Academy is a tuition-free degree-granting institution. All students earn a modest stipend while enrolled and receive medical and dental benefits at no charge. Upon graduation from the Academy, there is a five year commitment to serve as a commissioned Coast Guard officer. Approximately 80% of Academy graduates go to sea after graduation, although some go to marine safety offices, ashore operations, or flight training.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Mar 1

SAT subject score report due : Mar 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 7 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 84.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 98.0%

Accreditation and Associations

New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Engineering : 38.0%
Social Sciences : 21.0%
Business/Marketing : 16.0%
Biology : 13.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 12.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business Administration and Management, General B

Engineering
Civil Engineering, General B
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering B

Military Technologies
Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare B

Physical Sciences
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical B

Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Independent Study

Internships

Cross-Registration

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Computer Services

280 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : museum, 295-foot Barque Eagle, ship navigation simulation facilities with bridge simulator, 10,000 gallon circulating water channel, ship model towing tank, observatory with reflector telescope

Geographic Location : 120 miles from New York City, 110 miles from Boston.

Small City

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 1,069

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 267

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,069

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 5.0%

Out of state students : 95.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 10.0%

Black African American : 6.0%

Asian : 7.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 11.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 1.0%

White : 63.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 3.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Students part of corps of cadets. On-campus residence mandatory. Cadets cannot be married.

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 100.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 100.0%

Housing Options

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Car is not allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Bears

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intramural

Intercollegiate

NCAA Division III

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Health services

Legal services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

N

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Boxing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cheerleading

Women's Intercollegiate

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Fencing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Judo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rifle

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Sailing

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division III

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Table tennis

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Triathlon

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division III

Water Polo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Weightlifting

Men's Club

Women's Club

Wrestling

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 1,930

Admitted : 392

Enrolled : 279

Most selective 20.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Application Essay

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Considered

Alumni Relation

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Racial/Ethnic Status

Religious Affiliation or Commitment

State Residency

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

SAT Subject Tests

AP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

SAT/ACT must be taken without accommodations.

A note from the college

Test scores, high school class rank, recommendations, essay, leadership potential as demonstrated by extracurricular activities, athletics, community affairs, and part-time employment considered.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 46.0%

Top Quarter : 84.0%

Top Half : 99.0%

Bottom Half : 1.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 9.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 24.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 3.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 21.0%

600 - 699 : 55.0%

500 - 599 : 22.0%

400 - 499 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 34.0%

600 - 699 : 47.0%

500 - 599 : 19.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 30.0%

24 - 29 : 56.0%

18 - 23 : 14.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 32.0%

24 - 29 : 57.0%

18 - 23 : 11.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 33.0%

24 - 29 : 44.0%

18 - 23 : 20.0%

12 - 17 : 3.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : No

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : No

From the college: We do not grant credit for AP exams. We validate (exempt) a student for a course but another course must be substituted. AP exams do not reduce the number of credit hours a student must take for graduation. (Score of 4 or better on the CEEB Advanced Placement examinations)

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Science Lab

3

0

English

4

0

Math

4

0

Science

3

4

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 82.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 51.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

610 - 710

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

600 - 690

ACT Composite

25 - 30


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial Aid Forms

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$1,056.00

$1,056.00

$1,056.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$1,056.00

$1,056.00

$1,056.00

Room only:

--

--

--

Books and supplies:

--

--

--

Estimated personal expenses:

--

--

--

Transportation expenses:

--

--

--

Estimated Total In-state:

$1,056.00

$1,056.00

$1,056.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$1,056.00

$1,056.00

$1,056.00

Important cost information from the school: For US Citizens, room, tuition, and board at the Coast Guard Academy are paid for by the government. In addition, all US Cadets receive pay totaling $13,392.00 per year. Cadet pay is furnished by the government for uniforms, equipment, textbooks, and other expenses incidental to training.

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): --

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Interview

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

Students with previous credits must enter with freshman class. All applicants must be 17-22 years of age on July 1 of the year of entry.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $1,056.00

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): --

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser