USNA Chances

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  1. jake126

    jake126 New Member

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    Hi all,
    I've been looking into the service academies for a long time now and think USNA is the best fit for me. I know a few midshipmen there and they all seem to be having the best time of their lives. USNA is my number one option for college as I plan on serving in the Navy for the rest of my life. I just wanted to know the chances I might have at making it in to such a prestigious place. I have an unweighted GPA of 3.67 and a weighted GPA of 4.09. I am a member of the National Honor Society and the Science National Honor Society, as well as being an Eagle Scout. I have been in the top orchestra in my school for three years (freshman can't get in) and seem to be a very well rounded individual. For athletics, I am a two time football varsity letterman and played freshman and JV football, of which I was co-captain. I also have participated in JV wrestling for two years and have won the title of district champ. For leadership, I am Eagle Scout with over 200 hours of community service and am the Chapter President of the project BEST, a program designed to teach middle school students about STEM engineering and hands on science. I go to an IB school and have taken IB chemistry I, IB Physics I, IB Econ, IB Math SL, and plan on taking both chemistry, physics, and math at the IB level for the second year course. I will also be taking a STEM and robotics course next year and my other electives will be academic based. If I got into USNA I would want to major in nuclear/mechanical engineering or chemistry, and go into Navy EOD or rescue. I am currently a Junior in High School.

    Thanks you for any comments :)
     
  2. ca2midwestmom

    ca2midwestmom Member

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    Nobody here sits on the Admissions board, so we can't give you a fair answer. The two things you didn't mention are ACT/SAT scores and class rank. Both of those hold more weight than gpa. It is in your best interest to take the ACT/SAT as many times as possible, as the SA's superscore. Also, make sure you have Plans B, C, D, which should include applying for the NROTC scholarship. The application process is long and includes many parts. You should read this forum for general info re. the CFA, medical qualification/DoDMERB, and MOC nominations. Good luck!
     
  3. SuaSponte

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    You look good although you didn't give and scores or class rank. On a sidenote, there are no SAR officers so that limits your choices to one of the most competitive service selections at Navy.
     
  4. Canihas

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    in my district MI-08, you would most likely get an LOA. but chances are, you are from a very competitive district so there is no definite way to determine your chances
     
  5. Craig

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    http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/_files/documents/ClassPortrait.pdf

    This will give you an idea of the talent level of the last Class admitted. Each year will vary slightly, but a good guide. Your district and/or State may be more or less competitive than the national average. Focus on what you can control and that is you and your scores. Take nothing for granted. Apply!!! They can't send you a BFE if you're not in the database.
     
  6. Craigb21

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    If I were you I would work on your GPA a little. 3.67 is good but given how competitive USNA is you don't want to take any chances. Lookin' good though!
     
  7. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    There is no cost -- literal or figurative -- to apply. If it's your dream, apply.

    No one can really opine on your chances (see the Sticky about "What are my chances"). But, as we all say, if you don't apply, there's NO chance. So, go for it!
     
  8. jake126

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    Sorry, I forgot the sat and act scores...I have not taken the SAT but my scores will likey fall between 1700 and 1850. My ACT is probably going to be around 28-30, but I have not taken it as well. My school does not rank but I am in the top twenty percent of my class, which contains 430 students
     
  9. Craigb21

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    1700 to 1850 is normally not good enough to get accepted if you aren't a recruited athlete. To be safe you'll want to try to get as close to 1400 Math and Critical Reading as possible. Also, getting in the top 10% of your class would be golden! :smile:
     
  10. Craig

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    The SAT mid 50 for class of 2017 is 580-670 verbal and 620-700 math. That means 25% are below these scores and 25% are above these scores. Take the test often. Take both the ACT and SAT to see which one you like and do best on. They super score so it is to your advantage to do so.
     
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    What qualifies a candidate for an LOA if you are not a recruited athlete? How do you know if you are in a competitive district? Thank you!
     

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