Admissions does not use the GPA they use class ranking and national test (ACT/SAT) scores.
You can see this at the admssions section of the USNA website. Look under Class 2011 profile. My mid was ranked in the top fifth of his class and scored a 31 on his ACT. Good luck.
NCAND2012, you use the term "academically". When you go before the board, if you are qualified, it will be called scholastically qualified. However, it will cover your entire package within the exception of medical. We never know exactly what causes a candidate to be either qualled or not qualled. 2011DAD is correct. The entire remainder of your package is important and plays a huge part. There are 1470 SATs who do not get in. The Academy looks at the whole person. We will not see your recommendations or ECs. Get everything in. Don't exaggerate but be complete. Good luck.
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