Since 1802, the United States Military Academy has trained cadets to serve and be leaders in the U.S. Army. West Point’s three-part program — academic, physical and military — instills in cadets the mental and physical skills to selflessly protect the nation. West Point is organized into 13 academic departments. The curriculum includes studies in Nuclear Engineering, Chemistry and Computer Science. Each year West Point accepts only the best and brightest. It is the school’s mission to educate and inspire cadets to live by the values of Duty, Honor and Country.

Location: West Point, NY

Type of Institution: Four-year, public military academy

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $0

     • Out-of-State: $0

Size: 4,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 7%

Percentage of Men: 84%

Percentage of Women: 16%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s

Colleges/Schools: Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, Chemistry and Life Science, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, English and Philosophy, Foreign Languages, Geography and Environmental Engineering, History, Law, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Social Sciences, System Engineering


     • African-American Greek: N/A

     • Others: National Society of Black Engineers

Housing: On-campus housing provided: barracks. All students are required to live on campus.

Famous Black Alumni/Faculty: Henry O. Flipper

City Life: 50 miles from New York City, Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Times Square, museums, theatre and performing arts (Alvin Ailey Dance Company), art galleries, major production companies, national and international news channels, concerts and shows, film/television/movie shoots and screenings, professional sports: NBA (Knicks, Brooklyn Nets), WNBA (Liberty), MLB (Yankees, Mets), NFL (Giants, Jets), NHL (Rangers)