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United States Naval Academy

United States federal service academy

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

90%

Median SAT Score

1350

Median ACT Score

29

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

6K

Under-Grads

6K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

121 Blake Road, Annapolis MD 21402-1300

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

24 per 100K

Violent Crime

6 per 100K

What is United States Naval Academy known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#62 World Rank
Engineering
#225 World Rank
Literature
#86 World Rank
History
#125 World Rank
Political Science
#355 World Rank
Mathematics
#340 World Rank
Physics
#396 World Rank
Computer Science
#192 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#738 World Rank
Chemistry
#682 World Rank
Economics
#1316 World Rank
Sociology

Other areas of influence

#64 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#81 World Rank
Business
#146 World Rank
Education
#180 World Rank
Communications
#183 World Rank
Law
#202 World Rank
Medical
#420 World Rank
Philosophy
#470 World Rank
Nursing
#523 World Rank
Biology
#622 World Rank
Religious Studies
#680 World Rank
Psychology
#746 World Rank
Social Work
#1068 World Rank
Anthropology

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 Engineering, Criminal Justice, and Business

Kayla Barron

Kayla Barron

American astronaut

Jonathan Greenert

Jonathan Greenert

United States admiral

Richard O'Kane

Richard O'Kane

United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient

Samuel J. Locklear

Samuel J. Locklear

United States admiral

Nicole Aunapu Mann

Nicole Aunapu Mann

American astronaut

James O. Richardson

James O. Richardson

United States Navy admiral

Marc Mitscher

Marc Mitscher

United States admiral

Harold Rainsford Stark

Harold Rainsford Stark

American admiral

Charles A. Lockwood

Charles A. Lockwood

United States admiral

William Sterling Parsons

William Sterling Parsons

American Naval officer

Steven Reinemund

Steven Reinemund

American officer, Retired Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, Inc. and Director at Walmart

William Shepherd

William Shepherd

American astronaut