What percent of people are accepted by NAPS

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  1. jeffwar613

    jeffwar613 Member

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    I was wondering about the Naval Academy Prep School acceptance rate because its my dream to do to the USNA but I don't know how competitive my grades are.
     
  2. NorthernCalMother

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    I feel bad that no one is responding to your question. The reason is probably that nobody knows.

    Something like 15,000 apply to USNA, and something like 1500 are offered appointments. Of those, about 1250 enter. Another 275-ish attend NAPS -- but how many attend isn't the same as how many are accepted. Who knows how many are accepted but turn it down?

    Of the 275-ish, about 85% finish and graduate, and of those, about 95% go to the academy.

    I don't know what the numbers are for foundation prep school, but that's another avenue for h.s. students needing more academic prep.

    (Maybe you'll get more answers from some Smartest-Guy-In-The-Room-type eager to fine tune my numbers.)

    If you get as far as a BGO interview, make sure you explain that you'd be happy to attend prep school in order to get to the Academy. Good luck to you.
     
  3. Goingtosea

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    NAPS Info

    Let me see if I can help. I'm a Dad of a NAPSTER, class of 2009. NAPS graduated roughly 245 in 2009. Most will go to USNA. Foundation, I believe, will send 50 - 60. So let's say that adds up to about 300 when it's all said and done. The balance of the 1200+ will be filled primarily with HS students.
    There is no "acceptance rate" to NAPS. You apply as all candidates do to the USNA and they decide who goes to USNA directly, or via NAPS and the Foundation.
    Make sure your application is complete early. It goes without saying you must be a great candidate no matter what the outcome.

    Best of Luck
     
  4. America's Finest

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    Just to give you an idea.

    13,000 apply to USNA
    1,500 appointments given (11.5%)
    300 NAPS offers (2.3%)
    100 Foundation Prep Offers (0.7%)

    1,900 total out of 13,000 (14.5%)

    That means about 15% acceptance counting USNA, NAPS, and foundation prep assuming those estimates are correct. Keep in mind the 13,000 is counting everyone that opens a file and that if you just count the number of triple qualified candidates the acceptance rate is considerably larger. Also consider the district as some are more competitive than others.
     
  5. NorthernCalMother

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    Is it "300 NAPS offers"?
    Or 300 NAPS acceptances?

    When my son was there (class of 2007), an administrator said something that led me to believe NAPS didn't have the incredibly high yield that USNA has. He suggested NAPS had more turn-downs to their offers, as some kids weren't inclined to spend the extra year NAPS represents, some were recruited athletes w/ other options, etc.

    (Wish I could recall his exact words, but I can barely recall my forum password ...)
     
  6. navy_clarinet_mom

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    If I remember correctly NAPS has approximate space for 300 to attend and NorthernCalMother is right that there are offers that are turned down for the extra year reason. I do remember seeing that the recent class at NAPS had around 275 that were inducted on their I-Day last July. We will have to wait and see what this year's numbers are.
     
  7. usna1985

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    It's very hard to answer this question b/c people don't "apply" to NAPS/Foundation and not everyone who applies to USNA is eligible for NAPs.

    The way it works for people other than current enlisted is that, if USNA finds you are not qualified for an immediate appointment -- usually due to academic issues -- you are automatically considered for NAPS/Foundation. Depending on your academic status and other attributes, you may be offered a NAPS/Foundation slot. Or not.

    So there really isn't an acceptance rate per se. Also, USNA does not publish how many students it considers eligible for NAPS and how many of those are ultimately offered slots.

    Bottom line is that, other than indicating your interest in attending NAPS/Foundation to your BGO, there isn't much if anything you can do to improve your odds other than make your package as competitive as possible.
     

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