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USNA admission

LBarronLBarron Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
I am currently a sophomore and I'm thinking about getting into the United States Naval Acadmey. They are ranked one of the greatest engineering programs of the nation and I figured this is the best way of becoming an engineer as well as serving my country. However, I've let my grades slip a little and wondering if a GPA average of a 3.68 would be high enough to get in. Any other advice would help.

Replies to: USNA admission

  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU Posts: 10,403 Forum Champion
    Try asking in https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/naval-academy-annapolis/
    or at serviceacademyforums dot com

    This is the portrait of the USNA class

    https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/_files/documents/ClassPortrait.pdf

    Some of it depends on your district. Are you in a competitive district?
    What classes are you taking?
    What is your SAT/ACT?
    Do you do sports?
    What is your leadership?

    Also consider ROTC...which you should be doing as a back up to USNA

    So if you are from North Dakota, taking many AP classes and have 1600 SAT that GPA may be okay. If you are from Maryland, have a 1100 on your SAT, with no APs, then it won't.
  • LBarronLBarron Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    edited April 17
    Overall, I'm in the poway unified school district in California, relatively a pretty competitive district. I have nothing lower than a B currently and am planning to take the following classes next year:

    Drawing and Painting
    AP English
    Spanish 7-8
    Photography
    Physics
    US history
    Honors Percalc
    AP Calculus

    I haven't done an SAT yet, but my current score for the PSAT was a 521 for reading and writing, and a 483 for math. I have been Varsity in Cross Country since my freshman year as well as Track and Field and am JV as a Soccer Player. Clubs I do CJSF and now am looking into (J)ROTC. I am in robotics and am trying out for President next year.
    I am captain of both my Cross Country and Track and Field team (The distance group of Track and Field). One thing that I found in my research was that I need to find recommendations from my local senators or representatives? I'll try to reach out to some people.


    Thanks for the advice.


  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 21,083 Forum Champion
    You will need to bring those standardized tests way up to have a chance. Study hard for them. See the class profile. https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/_files/documents/ClassPortrait.pdf
  • LBarronLBarron Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Alright, I'll make sure to study hard, please, anymore advice will help
  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU Posts: 10,403 Forum Champion
    those are low SAT scores...The middle 50% was 620-720.
    Your sports and leadership look good.
    I would suggest also apply for Boys State or Girls State as that helps with leadership.
    I would suggest that you study for the SAT over the summer. Take the SAT or ACt in the fall and keep taking it.
    If you can't afford a prep class, use Khan Academy.

    Why are you taking pre calc and calc at the same time? Why not take Calc as a senior?

    Go to the usna.gov website and read every menu item and every pull down.
    You have to get a nomination from your senator/congressperson.

    Also read:
    https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/usna-admissions-faqs-part-2.55288/


  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU Posts: 10,403 Forum Champion
    Also when I say competitive district, I mean how many other students are applying to USNA from your congressional district?

    Look on your congressperson's website and see what info they have about service academies
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