For more than 200 years the United States Military Academy has educated, trained, and inspired leaders of character, instilling the values of Duty Honor Country. Renowned as one of the world’s leading institution for military development and a top-tier academic institution, the Academy accomplishes its mission by developing cadets intellectually, physically, militarily, ethically, spiritually, and socially. Its Corps of Cadets is comprised of 4,400 students including students from all 50 United States, 35 countries and combat veterans. Upon graduation Cadets earn their commission as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.
The course of study at West Point includes forty seven months of leader-development, academic rigor, military discipline, and physical challenge. Admission is open to qualified men and women who pass the rigorous academic, physical and leadership potential evaluations, and who are awarded a congressional nomination.
Once accepted, Cadets can choose from more than 30 majors including American Politics, Civil Engineering, Defense and Strategic Studies, Economics, Foreign Languages, History, Physics and Sociology.
Adding to the rigorous academic course of study, every Cadet is an athlete. All must participate in physical education classes and competitive athletics above their military training which occurs year-round and includes rifle marksmanship, land navigation, close combat, small-unit training and military schools for Airborne and Air Assault.