West Point, NY 10996
17 - 22
Call admissions department for current tuition.
West Point continues to provide hundreds of young men and women the unique opportunity to develop physically, ethically, and intellectually while building a foundation for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career as an Army officer in the service of our nation.
Candidates must receive a nomination from a member of Congress or from the Department of the Army. They are then evaluated on their academic, physical and leadership potential. Those candidates who are fully qualified receive appointments to the Academy.
Admission is open to all young men and women, and is extremely competitive.
A challenging Academic Program that consists of a core of 31 courses provides a balanced education in the arts and sciences. This core curriculum establishes the foundation for elective courses that permit cadets to explore in greater depth a field of study or an optional major. All cadets receive a Bachelor of Science degree, which is designed specifically to meet the intellectual requirements of a commissioned officer in today's Army.
traditional class and Corps weekend activities, including Ring Weekend, Plebe-Parent Weekend, 100th Night Weekend, and 500th Night Weekend. Special functions also include Dining-In, Hops, and other related social events.
summer, with new cadets undergoing Cadet Basic Training - or Beast Barracks - the first year, followed by Cadet Field Training at nearby Camp Buckner the second year. Cadets spend their third and fourth summers serving in active Army units around the world; attending advanced training courses such as airborne, air assault or northern warfare; or training the first and second year cadets as members of the leadership cadre. Military training is combined with military science instruction to provide a solid military foundation for officership.
Parents may be interested in the Parents Club and latest News at West Point. You may also be interested in reading about "your" Cadet's Life. If you'll be coming to West Point, be sure to check out our Visiting West Point page for maps, directions and links to lodging- and our Events & Attractions page to see events planned for that time.
"To educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country; professional growth throughout a career as an officer in the United States Army; and a lifetime of selfless service to the nation."
The United States Military Academy (USMA) is renowned because of its historic and distinguished reputation as a military academy, and as a leading, progressive institution of higher education
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