United States Military Academy

West Point, NY
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United States Military Academy Review

West Point, NY, 646 Swift Rd (ATTN: MASG)
College Review
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Career Preparation A
Students and Culture B+
Facilities A
Activities and Groups A
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Excellent

United States Military Academy is a medium sized, public, four-year university enrolling 4,348 students and offering 59 degrees in West Point, NY.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at United States Military Academy.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
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Engineering
310 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Chemical Engineering
21
Chemical Engineering Technology/technician
0
Civil Engineering
39
Civil Engineering Technology/technician
2
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
24
Engineering/industrial Management
23
Environmental Engineering Technology/environmental Technology
1
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
14
Environmental Science
20
Environmental Studies
19
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
16
Mechanical Engineering
109
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology/technician
2
Nuclear Engineering
20
Nuclear Engineering Technology/technician
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Human and Social Sciences
174 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African Studies
2
American Government and Politics (United States)
27
Applied Psychology
30
Cognitive Science
16
East Asian Studies
2
European Studies/civilization
1
History
10
Humanities/humanistic Studies
15
International Relations and Affairs
31
Latin American Studies
5
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
2
Philosophy
0
Political Science
13
Russian Studies
0
Sociology
20
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Business
164 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management
66
Economics
75
Operations Research
15
Organizational Behavior Studies
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Mathematics and Science
142 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology
27
Chemistry
11
Geography
15
Mathematics
21
Physical Sciences
6
Physics
18
Systems Science and Theory
44
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Computer Technology
87 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
4
Information Technology
24
Systems Engineering
38
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Education and Liberal Arts
86 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American History (United States)
6
Arabic Language and Literature
18
Chinese Language and Literature
15
English Language and Literature
0
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
9
French Language and Literature
6
German Language and Literature
5
Military History
8
Portuguese Language and Literature
5
Russian Language and Literature
8
Spanish Language and Literature
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Legal and Law
28 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Legal Studies
28
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Trades and Careers
23 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Military Applied Sciences
23
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Healthcare
19 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
19
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 3 Reviews
Alumni
Engineering, Class of 1984

commission in the US Army

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Aerospace Engineering, Class of 1987

No networking. Encouragement to join professional organizations. Student clubs and groups centered around academic disciplines

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 3 Reviews
Alumni
Engineering, Class of 1984

Highly motivated; physically fit; mentally strong

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Aerospace Engineering, Class of 1987

Very similar. Out of the same mold. Straight laced, underachieving

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 3 Reviews
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering, Class of 1990

Facilities are all excellent except dorm rooms

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Aerospace Engineering, Class of 1987

Top notch. Very good dorms, fully wired. Excellent dining hall. Classrooms fully stocked and well kept, small classes, small classrooms, perfect for one-on-one teaching

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 3 Reviews
Alumni
Aerospace Engineering, Class of 1987

Unique: Orienteering, Tactics club Popular: Skiing, Intramural sports, fitness

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
United States Military Academy Engineering Program
UDC Contributor

At the heart of the U.S. Military Academy’s electrical engineering program is a seemingly simple concept: design-simulate-build-test. But what cadets learn through this process can have major effects on military operations when they become members of the U.S. Army following graduation. While, of course, students receive solid instruction in the fundamentals during their time at USMA, hands-on experience carrying out ideas from start to finish helps them become leaders in the discipline. Top-notch facilities support student efforts. Electrical engineering labs feature state-of-the-art equipment valued in excess of $10 million. On-site fabrication shops employ professional technicians who can provide personalized service to cadets and faculty as they work to bring their ideas to life. The institution even keeps over 1,000 types of electronic items in stock so that students won’t need to waste time waiting for a special part to arrive. Many rising juniors and seniors spend their summer solving real research and engineering problems in Department of Defense labs or at commercial businesses. Some travel abroad to broaden their horizons. Conducting collaborative robotic work with students at Peking University certainly can add both to one’s engineering and cultural knowledge!

Questions and Answers about United States Military Academy

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Popular Questions
Who are the notable alumni?
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U.S. presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Ulysses S. Grant, diplomat Alexander Haig, astronaut Michael Collins, psychologist Timothy Leary, AOL co-founder Jim Kimsey, former CIA Director David Petraeus, and General Douglas MacArthur all attended the U.S. Military Academy. General Norman Schwarzkopf played football, wrestled, and sang in the chapel choir during his time at West Point. Despite his later daring and brilliance on the battlefield, George A. Custer graduated last in his class in 1861.

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What is the campus setting like?
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Talk about a busy place! Tourists flock to this military mecca in suburban West Point, N.Y. (about 50 miles north of NYC on the Hudson River) to view historical attractions such as West Point Cemetery and West Point Museum. Aspiring students hone their academic, physical, and leadership skills at the USMA Preparatory School on campus. Then, of course, there are the cadets themselves – all of whom live in barracks on the grounds. Classes take place in Norman-style buildings constructed from gray and black granite. For a little R&R, the state-of-the-art Eisenhower Hall Theatre offers big-name national and local acts.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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Classes utilize technology for learning and communication purposes, but USMA does not offer online or distance-education programs. However, its Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning conducts online professional forums that bring together leaders from across the Army to share ideas and experiences. West Point cadets benefit from their knowledge and first-hand accounts.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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Any competitions against the United States Naval Academy always draw great interest. In fact, the basketball game between the two rivals moved to Madison Square Garden in 2016 to accommodate the crowd. The institution prioritizes physical fitness for all students, so besides fielding a large variety of varsity teams in NCAA Division I, the school conducts many club sports – from team handball to men’s and women’s boxing.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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USMA ranks fourth in the U.S. in number of Rhodes Scholars produced. The institution has received national recognition for its engineering program, especially in the areas of civil, electrical, and mechanical. Leadership training is a vital part of all degree programs, and an emphasis on “duty, honor, and country” permeates regardless of major. The U.S. Army fully funds tuition, room, and board in exchange for post-graduation military service. Students receive a Bachelor of Science degree and become commissioned as second lieutenants.

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