United States Naval Academy
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United States Naval Academy

United States federal service academy

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The United States Naval Academy (USNA) was founded in 1845, making it the second-oldest of the five US military service academies. The Naval Academy’s student body numbers around 4,500 “midshipmen” (as undergraduates are called).

Academically, USNA is best known for its programs in the physical sciences, in computer and information sciences, and in engineering—including aerospace, aeronautical, and astronautical engineering; electrical, electronics, and communications engineering; and naval architecture and marine engineering.

USNA is associated with one Nobel Prize laureate, Albert A. Michelson for physics.

Other distinguished USNA connected individuals include the following:

  • Nineteenth-century naval officer and historian, Alfred Thayer Mahan
  • Inventor and television pioneer, Philo T. Farnsworth
  • Science fiction novelist, Robert A. Heinlein
  • Actors, Warren Stephens and Anthony Alabi
  • Singer-songwriter, John Phillips
  • Television personality, Montel Williams
  • Rear Admiral and leader of the first expedition to reach the South Pole by air, Robert E. Byrd
  • Rear Admiral and Project Mercury astronaut, Alan Shepard, who was the first American to travel to outer space
  • Naval aviator and Project Apollo astronaut, Jim Lovell, who flew on the first manned mission to orbit the moon
  • First female US Marine combat fighter pilot, Amy McGrath
  • First black female naval aviator and tactical jet fighter pilot, Madeline Swegle
  • US Marine lieutenant colonel, Oliver North, who was a controversial member of the National Security Council under President Ronald Reagan
  • Former US Navy SEAL and founder of Blackwater USA, Erik Prince
  • Senior World War II admirals— Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz, William F. Halsey, Jr., Raymond A. Spruance, Arleigh A. Burke, and Marc Andrew “Pete” Mitscher
  • Post-war admiral known as the “father of the nuclear navy”, Hyman G. Rickover
  • Founder and CEO of Electronic Data Systems and 1992 third-party presidential candidate, Ross Perot
  • Current US Representatives—Elaine Luria, Mikie Sherrill, and Mike Garcia
  • Former US Senator, John McCain
  • Current US Senator, Todd Young
  • 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter

USNA is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

From Wikipedia

The United States Naval Academy is a federal service academy adjacent to Annapolis, Maryland. Established on 10 October 1845, under Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, it is the second oldest of the five U.S. service academies, and educates officers for commissioning primarily into the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The campus is located on the former grounds of Fort Severn at the confluence of the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel County, east of Washington, D.C. and southeast of Baltimore. The entire campus is a National Historic Landmark and home to many historic sites, buildings, and monuments. It replaced Philadelphia Naval Asylum, in Philadelphia, that served as the first United States Naval Academy from 1838 to 1845 when the Naval Academy formed in Annapolis.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

15,699

Acceptance

9%

Graduation Rate

91%

Median SAT Score

1350

Median ACT Score

29

Costs

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After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Campus Life

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The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

5K

Under-Grads

5K

The Campus

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Location

121 Blake Road, Annapolis MD 21402-5000

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

24 per 100k

Violent Crime

6 per 100k

Influential People

Who are United States Naval Academy's Most influential alumni?

United States Naval Academy's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of . United States Naval Academy’s most academically influential people include Robert W. Welch Jr., Samuel J. Locklear, and Richard L. Conolly.

Robert W. Welch Jr.

American businessman and conspiracy theorist

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Samuel J. Locklear
Samuel J. Locklear

United States admiral

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Richard L. Conolly
Richard L. Conolly

United States Navy admiral

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Edward O'Hare
Edward O'Hare

United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient

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William Sterling Parsons
William Sterling Parsons

American Naval officer

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Richard O'Kane
Richard O'Kane

United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient

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Robert T. Herres
Robert T. Herres

United States general

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Nicole Aunapu Mann
Nicole Aunapu Mann

American astronaut

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Jonathan Greenert
Jonathan Greenert

United States admiral

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Roger Vinson

American federal judge; former lawyer; former naval officer

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Michael Coats
Michael Coats

American astronaut

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Ronald Evans
Ronald Evans

NASA astronaut

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