Unlock Your Full Potential

West Point is the world's preeminent leader development institution. Members of the Long Gray Line are committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and serve as leaders both in and out of uniform.

Unlock Your Full Potential

West Point is the world's preeminent leader development institution. Members of the Long Gray Line are committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and serve as leaders both in and out of uniform.

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point's mission is "to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army."

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28
Research Centers
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36
Majors to Choose From
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$70K
Guaranteed Salary Upon Graduation
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7:1
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
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100%
Job Placement after Graduation

Innovation, technology, and national defense at USMA

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Leader Development at West Point

Cadets learn to live honorably, lead honorably, and demonstrate excellence during their time at the academy through a structured, integrated approach designed to produce leaders of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country.

Academic Program

West Point's Academic Program prepares graduates to think creatively and to express original ideas within a broad curriculum that balances the physical sciences and engineering with the behavioral and social sciences.

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Leadership Development

Character is central to the 47-month West Point leadership development experience. This emphasis extends beyond the Honor Code and is woven into the Academic, Military, and Physical Programs to support the West Point Motto - "Duty, Honor, Country."

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Military Program

West Point's Military Program is unmatched, providing a professional foundation in the American military ethic and the Army's core values and training in individual and small-unit leadership skills. 

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Physical Program

West Point's Physical Program prepares cadets for the physically demanding requirements of an Army officer. Cadets develop the ability to maintain personal and unit fitness, foster the warrior spirit, build an appreciation for teamwork, and inspire the will to win.

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An Experience Like No Other

The U.S. Military Academy is the premier leader development institution in the world. The Academy's integrated 47-month experience is unlike that at any other college.  Cadets are exposed to unique opportunities and forge bonds that last a lifetime.  West Point graduates are leaders of character in all walks of life - members of the Long Gray Line  - who are committed to the values of Duty, Honor, and Country.

Academy News & Events

“Like None Before!” Class of 2024 Celebrate during the 100th Night

It was a moment the Class of 2024 would never forget as they rejoiced at the noteworthy accomplishment of reaching their 100th-day mark until graduation during the 100th Night Banquet on Feb. 12 at the U.S. Military Academy....

Tangible connection among past, present, future symbolizes Duty, Honor, Country at 24th annual Ring Melt Ceremony

Emotions ranging from grief to elation surged through Eisenhower Hall Theatre during the West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG) 24th annual Ring Melt Ceremony on Jan. 19....

“Together We Thrive!” Class of 2025 Celebrate during 500th Night Banquet

The Class of 2025 rejoiced with a sense of impending finality as they celebrated the annual 500th Night Banquet on Jan. 20. at the U.S. Military Academy....

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Research with a Purpose

Research is a strength of West Point and provides context to the classroom. West Point cadets are driven and faculty are world-class. The Army leverages this talent to solve its most complex problems.

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Experience West Point

Prospective cadets can get a taste of life at West Point virtually or in-person. Learn what it's like to attend the world's preeminent leader development institution.

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