Why West Point?

"I chose West Point because of the endless opportunities and resources available, but I stayed because West Point helped me find my purpose." Sophie Mckenzie, Class of 2023

Why West Point?

"I chose West Point because of the endless opportunities and resources available, but I stayed because West Point helped me find my purpose." Sophie Mckenzie, Class of 2023

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A Fully Funded Education & So Much More

On the path to becoming a commissioned leader of character, every West Point cadet receives a fully funded education...and so much more:

  • Free tuition
  • Free room & board
  • Medical & dental insurance
  • A monthly stipend (between $200-$525)
  • Cadets also receive a top-tier education, unparalleled support, friendships that last a lifetime, and experiences that cannot be replicated anywhere - all at the world's premier leader development institution

Top Ranked Programs, Faculty, and Facilities

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#3
Public Colleges and Universities
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#9
Most Accessible Professors
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#4
Undergraduate Engineering Program
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#12
Best Classroom Experience
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#12
Best Science Lab Facilities
Guaranteed Employment

By attending West Point, cadets know they will have a job after graduation.  

West Point graduates begin their careers as 2nd Lieutenants in the US Army in one of 13 exciting career fields, earning around $70,000 a year with pay increases tied to promotions.   

Many graduates make the Army their career, going on to become senior leaders in the Army, but those who don’t gain highly sought-after experience, making them successful in business, public service, government, or politics.   

Unparalleled Education and Leadership Development

West Point offers cadets:

  • More majors and minors than any other service academy (36 Academic Majors and 15 Minors).
  • The best leadership training in the Nation, combining academic leadership courses with hands-on experiences.
  • Over 1K internships each summer, offering unparalleled opportunities for real-world experiences. 
  • Prestigious post-graduate scholarship opportunities. Each year, dozens of West Point graduates receive scholarships including Rhodes, Fulbright, Marshall, and medical school scholarships. 

Join a Tight-knit, Supportive Community

  • West Point’s outstanding faculty, who are rated among America’s most accessible, are dedicated teachers, but they don’t just mentor and inspire cadets in the classroom.  Faculty advise cadet clubs & sports teams; instruct cadets during summer military training; and through the cadet sponsorship program invite cadets into their homes for family meals, to watch sporting events, or just to do laundry. 
  • West Point offers a wide range of cadet-led clubs and organizations, where you will become part of a community that shares your interests. 
  • West Point graduates join the most highly connected alumni network in America: The Long Gray Line.  Wherever West Point graduates’ lives take them, they always know The Long Gray Line is there to support them. 

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