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United States Coast Guard Academy

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Your Combined ACT:
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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at USCGA
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at USCGA
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Men
Women
# Applicants
1,575
417
# Admitted
213
115
% Admitted
13.5%
27.6%
% Overall
16.5%

Students who got into USCGA:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (2), Grades (2), Sports/Extracurriculars (3), College Essay (0)
To get in it is really the same asAug 02 2015Civil Engineering
To get in it is really the same as other colleges, there is an online application, it's not on common app, so a little more effort is required but, again, it was worth it for me.
Otherwise put a lot of effort in during HS and study for your SATs and ACTs. Try to take on leadership positions in sports and activities too.
ACT: 34 SAT: 2080 Male
College only has 8 majors to chose from, veryJul 01 2013Political Science
college only has 8 majors to chose from, very limited and only top 5% get chosen for flight school. Stand a good chance of someone else choosing what you will be doing after graduation.
ACT: 29 Female
Get an excellent GPA in high schoolAug 10 2012Political Science
Get an excellent GPA in high school. Rank also matters. Take as many APs as possible. Rigor matters and can be a deal breaker. Join at least two clubs in school and be heavily involved in them throughout high school. Leadership and community service is a must. Take a sport or at least get in shape because there is a fitness test on the application. Not to mention, swab summer will include good fitness. Get close to a few teachers to write you excellent recommendations. Start talking to an admissions officer early and do your best to get into AIM your junior year. Finally, don't give up. If you don't get in the first time, apply again. Persistence and perseverance is a strong trait at the academy and will weigh heavily in their decision,
Female
I was involved in everything in high schoolJun 08 2004Math
I was involved in everything in high school. My grades were good and I was an outstanding athlete. You need to give part of yourself before you can think about coming here. It isn't a place for selfish people, we all work together and graduate as a cohesive unit.
SAT: 1100 Male
Be a well rounded student, get involved in sportsOct 31 2002Electrical Engineering
be a well rounded student, get involved in sports and clubs.
ACT: 27 Male
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