Cadets succeed at West Point because of the support they receive from the staff and faculty. After all, many faculty members are West Point graduates who understand the challenges cadets face on a daily basis. They also serve as ideal role models, showing cadets what Army life is like.
“The instructors at West Point are committed to helping each student. Each instructor has an advanced degree and has an open door. I not only found this incredibly helpful, but realized that other college freshmen don’t have this advantage. This fosters a better learning environment by having each student learn from an expert and allowing each student to understand the material by being able to talk to professors outside the classroom, one-on-one.” –Cadet CPL Richard Douglas Houghton, Sewickley, PA

Majors Offered

  • Basic Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering**
  • Civil Engineering Studies
  • Computer Science***
  • Electrical Engineering**
  • Electronic/Information Technology Systems
  • Engineering Management**
  • Engineering Psychology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Geography Environmental Science
  • Environmental Engineering Studies
  • Geospatial Information Science
  • Information Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Kinesiology Life Science
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mathematical Studies
  • Mechanical Engineering**
  • Mechanical Engineering Studies
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering Science
  • Operations Research
  • Operations Research Studies
  • Physics
  • Systems Engineering**
  • Systems Management
Humanities-Social Sciences
  • American Legal Studies
  • Art, Philosophy and Literature
  • Economics
  • Foreign Area Studies
  • History
  • Human Geography International/Comparative Legal Studies
  • Leadership Management
  • Military Art and Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
** Major programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
*** Major Programs accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Commission (CSAC) of the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB), which is now part of ABET.

Admission To West Point

Coaches and Athletics Admissions Administrators are well-versed in the admission process for West Point. Click here for the full directory of athletics administration. Coaches may respond to a prospect’s request for information prior to September 1 of their junior year in high school provided the response does not include information that would initiate the recruitment of the prospect or information related to the institution’s athletic program (ie: reply contains only explanation of current NCAA rule, referral to admissions department or generic letter with athletic questionnaire).

Athletic Questionnaires Sport-specific recruiting questionnaires are available if the team’s coaching staff has opted to offer its questionnaire online. All questionnaires are submitted through an online system and can be found on each sports page. top-ten-photo
STEP ONE: Complete Candidate Questionnaire Click here

STEP TWO: West Point will start your candidate file upon receiving a completed Candidate Questionnaire. Your file will be reviewed, and you will be notified if you have the qualifications to compete for admissions.

STEP THREE: APPLY FOR A NOMINATION You must obtain a nomination in order to compete for admission to West Point, and you should apply for all nominations for which you are eligible. At a minimum, candidates are eligible for a congressional nomination from their representative in Congress, their two U.S. senators, and the vice president of the United States.

STEP FOUR: COMPLETE WEST POINT FORMS ONLINE The Admissions Office reviews Candidate Questionnaires, and candidates who pass the initial screening will receive instructions about the remaining admissions requirements.


STEP SIX: COMPLETE TESTING All candidates must take the timed ACT Plus Writing or SAT. West Point does not accept un-timed scores for academic evaluation or ACTs without the optional writing section. We recommend that you take both the SAT and ACT at least once.

U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School

The purpose of the United States Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS) is to prepare candidates selected by the United States Military Academy Admission’s office for the academic, physical, and military challenges of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Selected students (cadet candidates) are high school graduates or enlisted personnel from the Active, Reserve or National Guard force.