United States Naval Academy

Bachelor's programmes

Engineering & Technology (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



Founded in 1845 by Secretary of the Navy, George Bancroft, the Academy started as the Naval School on 10 acres of old Fort Severn in Annapolis. Since then, the history of the Naval Academy has reflected the history of the United States. As our country has changed culturally and technologically, so has the Naval Academy.


Our midshipmen complete a four-year immersion program that educates them not only in the classroom, but also outside the classroom - in their dormitory, aboard sailboats and yard patrol craft, on the athletic fields and during their summers in the fleet. Here at Annapolis, midshipmen cultivate skills that enable them to excel when they reach their first assignments in the fleet.


The Naval Academy policy is to promote and maintain an environment in which research and scholarly activities contribute to the professional growth of faculty and the educational growth of midshipmen.  In the recent past, faculty and midshipman research have been funded by a variety of sponsoring agencies, including the Office of Naval Research,  the Naval Research Laboratory, the Naval Surface Warfare Center (Carderock and Indian Head), the Naval Air Warfare Center at Patuxent River, as well as by the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. 

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Housing services

All midshipmen live in Bancroft Hall, a huge dormitory complex. You and your roommates live in close proximity to about 150 other midshipmen in your company.

Library services

The Nimitz Library offers comprehensive library services to midshipmen and faculty. Service is also provided to USNA military and civilian staff and their family members, to personnel attached to the other activities of the Annapolis Area Naval Complex, and to local retired faculty members and retired military personnel.

Medical services

Modern facilities for medical treatment are conveniently located at the Naval Academy. Besides routine medical treatment, orthopedics/sports medicine, podiatry, physical therapy, preventive medicine and optometry services are available.

Specialists in gynecology, dermatology, neurology, cardiology and urology schedule visits to the Academy.

Student Life

Campus life

The scenic Naval Academy campus, known as the Yard, is located in historic Annapolis, Md., where the Severn River flows into the Chesapeake Bay. With its combination of early 20th-century and modern buildings, the Naval Academy is a blend of tradition and state-of-the-art technology that exemplifies today's Navy and Marine Corps.

Sports facilities

Men's Varsity Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew, Heavyweight
  • Crew, Lightweight
  • Cross Country
  • Football

Women's Varsity Sports

  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis

Student clubs

  • Academy of Model Aeronautics.
  • Allies/Civil Military Relations Club.
  • Alpine Ski Team.
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
  • American Nuclear Society.
  • American Sign Language.
  • Astronomy Club.


Accredited by Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States


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