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Admissions Excellence

In support of the Naval Academy’s mission to graduate morally, mentally and physically exceptional leaders, the USNA Office of Admissions conducts a wide range of marketing, education and outreach programs each year. Programs are designed to connect with high school students and their families, guidance counselors and community leaders, congressional offices, volunteers and more.

Thanks to these marketing efforts, the Class of 2025 is the most diverse plebe (or freshman) class to enter the Academy:

• 348 women (29%) and a total of 485 minority midshipmen (41%).
• Midshipmen from every state, as well as the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico
• 16 international students from Egypt (1), Fiji (1), Ghana (1), Indonesia (2), Jordan (1), Maldives (1), Malaysia (1), Peru (1), Philippines (2), Sri Lanka (1), Taiwan (1), Thailand (1), and Tunisia (2)
• 55 sons and 22 daughters of Naval Academy alumni. For 11 members of the entering class, both parents are alumni of the Naval Academy.
• 209 midshipmen from the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, RI, 45 from the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation Program/Civilian Prep Program
• Prior enlisted: 44 Navy and 11 Marine Corps

The Fund for Admissions Excellence also supports the Summer STEM Camps. In June 2021, 800 students attended a live, interactive virtual program, with extensive supply kits mailed to participants to facilitate advanced engineering projects and science experiments. With support from 16 faculty and 72 midshipmen, topics included Structures and Domes, Data Science and Sports Mechanics, Circuits and Logic, Archimedes’ Principle and Hydraulics, Biofuels, Cryptography and Programming. Paired with annual admissions summer events, these programs ensure a pipeline of promising potential applicants, with a particular focus on the recruitment of candidates interested in the STEM disciplines.

For a complete narrative, please review the 2020-2021 Admissions Stewardship Report.