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 1,100 students are enrolled at United States Coast Guard Academy.

The majority of students getting into this school had an SAT score between 1750 to 2010, 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 3.48 to 3.71 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.

Overall United States Coast Guard Academy Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for United States Coast Guard Academy was reported as 16.5% in Fall 2013 with over 1,990 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

  • SAT Scores: 1750 - 2010
  • ACT Scores: 25 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.71

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

  • 2009-2010: 24.6%
  • 2010-2011: 17.3%
  • 2011-2012: 16.0%
  • 2012-2013: 15.9%
  • 2013-2014: 16.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 16.9%

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 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mitchell College57.7%
University of Connecticut-Avery Point59.4%
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering16.9%
Pine Manor College64.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to United States Coast Guard Academy (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 670
Math620 - 690
Writing560 - 650
Total Score1750 - 2010
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 30
Math26 - 31
Composite Score25 - 30
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