Academics

The United States Military Academy provides a top-tier undergraduate education that develops leaders of character.

Academics

The United States Military Academy provides a top-tier undergraduate education that develops leaders of character.

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Academic Program

West Point's curriculum provides a grounding in the liberal arts and engineering, a study of a discipline in depth, and experiential learning opportunities that prepare cadets to think critically, internalize their professional identity, and employ their education to help build the Army and the nation’s future. Integrated into every course and experience are elements designed to foster cadets' character development.

Academic Statistics

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15-18
Average Class Size
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28
Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Opportunities
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1000+
Internships Each Year
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62
Academic Clubs & Forums
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36
Academic Majors
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“The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.”

– Thucydides

Academic News

“Like None Before!” Class of 2024 Celebrate during the 100th Night

It was a moment the Class of 2024 would never forget as they rejoiced at the noteworthy accomplishment of reaching their 100th-day mark until graduation during the 100th Night Banquet on Feb. 12 at the U.S. Military Academy....

Tangible connection among past, present, future symbolizes Duty, Honor, Country at 24th annual Ring Melt Ceremony

Emotions ranging from grief to elation surged through Eisenhower Hall Theatre during the West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG) 24th annual Ring Melt Ceremony on Jan. 19....

“Together We Thrive!” Class of 2025 Celebrate during 500th Night Banquet

The Class of 2025 rejoiced with a sense of impending finality as they celebrated the annual 500th Night Banquet on Jan. 20. at the U.S. Military Academy....

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Majors & Minors

Cadets choose from 36 academic majors and have a number of options if they choose to pursue a minor.

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Enrichment Opportunities

Cadets have numerous academic enrichment opportunities through USMA's 62 academic clubs & forums, and hundreds of conferences, internships, and study abroad opportunities.

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West Point Scholars Program

West Point Cadets have the opportunity to compete for and win a number of graduate school scholarships and fellowships. Cadets practice their discipline in real-world research environments where they solve contemporary and highly relevant problems.

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West Point Faculty

USMA's unique faculty model brings together military and civilian faculty with deep expertise and the best pedagogical approaches. West Point's faculty members are exceptional teachers and accessible mentors committed to developing leaders of character.

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