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As the undergraduate college of our country’s naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They attend the academy for four years, graduating with a bachelor of science degrees and commissions as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Naval Academy graduates serve at least five years in the Navy or Marine Corps.
United States Military Academy West Point
The U.S. Military Academy is the world’s preeminent institution for leadership development and higher education — it’s where America cultivates leaders for our nation’s future generations. Being accepted for admission into West Point is an exceptional honor and - in every regard - a degree earned from West Point speaks volumes about your abilities. If you are selected to attend the Academy, you will receive a fully funded, world-class education that includes tuition, room and board, medical and dental benefits, and a salary. What’s more, you are guaranteed employment in a leadership position, with a competitive salary, serving as a commissioned officer in a career that matters.
United States Coast Guard Academy
The United States Coast Guard Academy presents an unrivaled opportunity to attend an elite professional college that charges no tuition and guarantees a challenging and rewarding career upon graduation.
United States Merchant Marine Academy
The United States Merchant Marine Academy is a federal service academy that educates and graduates leaders of exemplary character who are committed to serve the national security, marine transportation, and economic needs of the United States as licensed Merchant Marine Officers and commissioned officers in the Armed Forces. With 95 percent of the world's products transported over water, these leaders are vital to the effective operation of our merchant fleet for both commercial and military transport in peace and war. Academy graduates abide by the motto: “Acta Non Verba," or "Deeds Not Words," and are leaders that exemplify the concept of service-above-self.