United States Coast Guard Academy

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United States Coast Guard Academy can be found in New London, CT, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over 1,200 students are enrolled at United States Coast Guard Academy.

The majority of students getting into this school had an SAT score between 1210 to 1400, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 25 to 30. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the United States Coast Guard Academy average GPA ranges from 3.42 to 3.64 for accepted students. The acceptance rate for this school is lower than most schools and competition is high, given that only 20% of students who applied are granted admission to the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .uscga.edu.

Overall United States Coast Guard Academy Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for United States Coast Guard Academy was reported as 20.5% in Fall 2020 with over 1,940 applications submitted to United States Coast Guard Academy. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 25 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into United States Coast Guard Academy?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to United States Coast Guard Academy is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for United States Coast Guard Academy has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 51.0%
  • 2017-2018: 15.0%
  • 2018-2019: 19.1%
  • 2019-2020: 20.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 21.4%

How Does United States Coast Guard Academy Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for United States Coast Guard Academy is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Connecticut College37.4%
Mitchell College78.1%
University of Connecticut-Avery Point94.2%
Eastern Connecticut State University63.9%
Wesleyan University16.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to United States Coast Guard Academy (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading600 - 690
Math610 - 710
Total Score1210 - 1400
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 31
Math26 - 30
Composite Score25 - 30
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