About West Point

As the nation’s first military academy, West Point prepares young men and women to become officers in the U.S. Army. Cadets attend the academy for four years, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant.

About West Point

As the nation’s first military academy, West Point prepares young men and women to become officers in the U.S. Army. Cadets attend the academy for four years, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant.

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Developing Leaders of Character

The United States Military Academy, founded on March 16, 1802, is a four-year college that builds, educates, trains, and inspires the Corps of Cadets to be commissioned leaders of character committed to the Army Values and ready for a lifetime of service to the Army and Nation. West Point graduates earn Bachelor of Science degrees and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Army.

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"To build, educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets to be commissioned leaders of character committed to the Army Values and ready for a lifetime of service to the Army and Nation."

- U.S. Military Academy at West Point Mission
History of West Point

West Point is an integral part of American history and is steeped in tradition. Every college has its own culture and traditions, but with more than 200 years of American and military history and West Point's time-honored traditions, the U.S. Military Academy is unlike any other college. 

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Academy News & Events

USMA Orienteering Club hosts USA Orienteering National Ranking Event

The U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club hosted a sanctioned USA Orienteering National Ranking Event (NRE) at Camp Shea on April 13 and Lake Frederick and Bull Pond Recreation Area on April 14....

PANE offers equipment, space for West Point community to enjoy 2024 Solar Eclipse

Cadets, staff, faculty and West Point community members traveled to Daly Field April 8 to witness the Solar Eclipse at the U.S. Military Academy....

West Point MWR hosts Brew Fest April 26 at West Point Club

West Point Morale, Welfare and Recreation invites the community to its Brew Fest event from 7-10 p.m. April 26 at the West Point Club....

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Visit West Point

From prospective cadet candidates visiting the United States Military Academy to guided tours of historic West Point to top-notch shows and sporting events, there are numerous reasons to visit West Point.

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Modernization Program

The United States Military Academy is undergoing a holistic 15-20 year modernization effort, known as “USMA 2035”, to renovate, retrofit, and modernize its academic, military, and physical development facilities, capabilities, and infrastructure.

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Accreditation & Assessment

The United States Military Academy at West Point is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Several USMA programs are also ABET accredited.

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