Academics

The United States Military Academy provides a top-tier undergraduate education that develops leaders of character.

Academics

The United States Military Academy provides a top-tier undergraduate education that develops leaders of character.

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Academic Program

 

West Point's curriculum provides a grounding in the liberal arts and engineering, a study of a discipline in depth, and experiential learning opportunities that prepare cadets to think critically, internalize their professional identity, and employ their education to help build the Army and the nation’s future. Integrated into every course and experience are elements designed to foster cadets' character development.

Academic Statistics

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15-18
Average Class Size
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28
Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Opportunities
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1000+
Internships Each Year
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62
Academic Clubs & Forums
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36
Academic Majors
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“The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.”

– Thucydides

Academic News

New Director of Admissions passionate about West Point being vital link to producing future leaders

An opportunity is all a person needs to change the course of his or her life, and on July 1 a group of nearly 1,240 new cadet candidates making up the U.S. Military Academy Class of 2028 will arrive at West Point to transform the dynamic of their future....

Three Class of 2024 Cadets join Long Gray Line as they graduate, commission during June ceremony

Sometimes in life the things you strive to achieve don’t happen on the expected timeline, which at West Point is graduating in 47 months. This was the case for three Class of 2024 Cadets who each missed one of their summer training requirements, which is an U.S. Military Academy prerequisite for all cadets to attain commissioning, due to injuries they had to recover from last summer. ...

The power of data: Data Literacy 101 course helping military organizations make sound decisions

In simplest terms at its most basic level, data is information, facts or statistics that can be collected, stored and analyzed, which in turn enables leaders of organizations to make more sound, less risky decisions and strategies based on facts provided by data instead of going off of intuition....

Projects Day Research Symposium

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Majors & Minors

Cadets choose from 36 academic majors and have a number of options if they choose to pursue a minor.

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Enrichment Opportunities

Cadets have numerous academic enrichment opportunities through USMA's 62 academic clubs & forums, and hundreds of conferences, internships, and study abroad opportunities.

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West Point Scholars Program

West Point Cadets have the opportunity to compete for and win a number of graduate school scholarships and fellowships. Cadets practice their discipline in real-world research environments where they solve contemporary and highly relevant problems.

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West Point Faculty

USMA's unique faculty model brings together military and civilian faculty with deep expertise and the best pedagogical approaches. West Point's faculty members are exceptional teachers and accessible mentors committed to developing leaders of character.

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