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Coast Guard Academy

The Coast Guard Academy (CGA) is one of the five federal service academies. Located in New London, Conn., the CGA's mission is to produce leaders of character for service to the nation. Nearly 300 high school graduates enroll annually, leaving four years later with a bachelor of science degree and commission as an ensign.

The CGA is one of the top ten academic experiences in America. Graduates experience much more than intellectual growth. The opportunity to develop physically, morally, and spiritually set the academy apart. Two-thirds typically graduate in technical majors, which include civil engineering, mechanical engineering, naval architecture and marine engineering, electrical engineering, operations research and computer analysis, and marine environmental science. Over sixty percent compete in division I and III intercollegiate sports.

The CGA is tuition free and cadets also earn a modest paycheck. Graduates are obligated to serve for five years upon graduation.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted online with an annual application deadline of January 15. There are no congressional nominations. We encourage you to talk personally with your admissions officer.

Director of Admission
US Coast Guard Academy
15 Mohegan Avenue
New London CT 06320-9807 E-mail:

For more information about the academy, please visit the USCG Academy's Web Site.