United States Coast Guard Academy

country rank  1051
world rank  2823

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University Overview

Founded in 1876, United States Coast Guard Academy is a non-profit public federal multidisciplinary higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of New London (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Connecticut. Officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 144 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. USCGA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym USCGA
Founded 1876
Motto Scientiæ cedit mare
The sea yields to knowledge
Colours Blue and orange

University Location

Address 15 Mohegan Avenue
New London
06320-4195 Connecticut
United States
Tel +1 (860) 444 8444
Fax +1

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Not reported
International
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is considered but not required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is considered but not required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is considered but not required
- Admission test scores are considered but not required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is considered but not required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are considered but not required
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office 31 Mohegan Avenue
New London 6320
(860) 444 8500
800 883 8724

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Public Federal
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
2000 Classification Other specialized institutions
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Exclusively undergraduate four-year
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to United States Coast Guard Academy's Library
United States Coast Guard Academy's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 103,223 physical volumes, 1,426 physical media, 2 digital/electronic medium and 260 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
United States Coast Guard Academy provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,100 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1952


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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