The United States Coast Guard Academy prepares future leaders of the Coast Guard
and our nation. We seek students of high moral character who bring an established
academic, athletic and leadership track record.
Admission to the Coast Guard Academy is highly competitive and based on merit. Congressional
nominations are not required or considered.
Few applicants will meet our requirements. Fewer still will be offered an appointment.
Each year, the Academy admits about 300 cadets from thousands of applicants.
If you aspire to an elite education, one that challenges you to learn, achieve and
lead, we encourage you to find out more about the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
As an Academy graduate, you receive a highly respected degree, a commission as an
officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and a guaranteed position of leadership.
Explore the Campus and Region
Located on the banks of the Thames River in New London, Connecticut, the Academy's
picturesque, waterfront campus offers the idyllic New England college setting. The
region we call home has a rich maritime heritage, one that has long embraced the
sea, the military and higher education.
Discover the Academy and New London