Why West Point?

There are myriad reasons to attend the United States Military Academy. Everyone attends for their own reasons, but all who graduate are leaders of character and members of the storied Long Gray Long Line.

Why West Point?

There are myriad reasons to attend the United States Military Academy. Everyone attends for their own reasons, but all who graduate are leaders of character and members of the storied Long Gray Long Line.

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A Fully Funded Education & So Much More

On the path to becoming a commissioned leader of character, every West Point cadet receives a fully funded education...and so much more:

  • Free tuition
  • Free room & board
  • Medical & dental insurance
  • A monthly stipend (between $200-$525)
  • Cadets also receive a top-tier education, unparalleled support, friendships that last a lifetime, and experiences that cannot be replicated anywhere - all at the world's premier leader development institution

Top Ranked Programs, Faculty, and Facilities

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#3
Public Colleges and Universities
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#9
Most Accessible Professors
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#4
Undergraduate Engineering Program
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#12
Best Classroom Experience
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#12
Best Science Lab Facilities
Guaranteed Employment

By attending West Point, Cadets know they will have a job after graduation.  

West Point graduates begin their careers as 2nd Lieutenants in the US Army in one of 13 exciting career fields, earning around $70,000 a year with pay increases tied to promotions.   

Many graduates make the Army their career, going on to become senior leaders in the Army, but those who don’t gain highly sought-after experience, making them successful in business, public service, government, or politics.   

Unparalleled Education and Leadership Development

West Point offers Cadets:

  • More majors and minors than any other service academy (36 Academic Majors and 15 Minors).
  • The best leadership training in the Nation, combining academic leadership courses with hands-on experiences.
  • Over 1K internships each summer, offering unparalleled opportunities for real-world experiences. 
  • Prestigious post-graduate scholarship opportunities. Each year, dozens of West Point graduates receive scholarships including Rhodes, Fullbright, Marshall, and medical school scholarships. 

Join a Tight-knit, Supportive Community

  • West Pont’s outstanding faculty, who are rated among America’s most accessible, are dedicated teachers, but they don’t just mentor and inspire Cadets in the classroom.  Faculty advise Cadet clubs & sports teams; instruct Cadets during summer military training; and through the Cadet sponsorship program invite Cadets into their homes for family meals, to watch sporting events, or just to do laundry. 
  • West Point offers a wide range of cadet-led clubs and organizations, where you will become part of a community that shares your interests. 
  • West Point graduates join the most highly connected alumni network in America: The Long Gray Line.  Wherever West Point graduates’ lives take them, they always know The Long Gray Line is there to support them. 

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