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United States Naval Academy

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 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.

Bachelor's programmes

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

About

History

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.

Education

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.

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Services

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

Medical Care

  • 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

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