United States Naval Academy (USNA)

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United States Naval Academy can be found in Annapolis, MD, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around five thousand students enrolled each year at USNA.

Most of the students accepted into USNA earned an SAT score within the range of 1240 to 1460, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 26 to 32. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the USNA average GPA ranges from 3.48 to 3.78 for accepted students. The acceptance rate of United States Naval Academy is considered highly competitive, with only 8% of students which applied being accepted. You can get more information from the admissions office website at usna.edu.

Overall USNA Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for United States Naval Academy was reported as 8.3% in Fall 2020 with over 16,300 applications submitted to United States Naval 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

  • USNA ACT Scores: 26 - 32
  • USNA Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into United States Naval Academy?

Applicant Selectivity: High

United States Naval Academy has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for United States Naval Academy has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 9.7%
  • 2017-2018: 8.4%
  • 2018-2019: 8.5%
  • 2019-2020: 8.3%
  • Projected USNA Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 8.0%

How Does USNA Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for United States Naval 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
St John's College59.9%
Capitol College83.4%
University of Baltimore78.0%
Maryland Institute College of Art63.9%
Coppin State University28.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to USNA (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading620 - 710
Math620 - 750
Total Score1240 - 1460
ACT®Score Range
English26 - 32
Math26 - 35
Composite Score26 - 32
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