Category: United States Military Academy

Categories: United States Military Service Academies | New York Colleges and Universities | West Point, New York | Orange County, New York, Schools

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Battle Flag United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA) also known as West Point, Army, The Academy, or simply, The Point, is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York. The academy sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings, and monuments. The majority of the campus's neogothic buildings are constructed from gray and black granite. The campus is a popular tourist destination complete with a large visitor center and the oldest museum in the United States Army.[1]

Candidates for admission must both apply directly to the academy and receive a nomination, usually from a Senator or Representative. Students are officers-in-training and are referred to as cadets or collectively as the United States Corps of Cadets (USCC). [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 United States Military Academy,, accessed May 21, 2019.

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