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U.S Coast Guard Academy
33 Mohegan Ave, New London, CT 06320
Founded in 1876, the U.S Coast Guard Academy is the training facility which provides maritime education and training toMore individuals seeking to become a commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard. The Academy requires no tuition or congressional nomination for its cadets, and its educational program includes academics, physical fitness, character and leadership training. 80% of graduates from the Academy go on to attend graduate school, and 85% serve beyond their initial five-year commitment.
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
31 Mohegan Ave, New London, CT 06320
One of five federal military academies, the academic and athletic requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy make itMore one of the most competitive in the nation. Following a "swab summer" of boot camp, students attend a four-year course free of charge and are required to serve five years in the Coast Guard upon graduation. There are a wide variety of engineering, strategic intelligence, math and science classes along with courses in the humanities. Services include a health clinic and a day care center for children of academy employees. The academy originated aboard a two-masted schooner in Baltimore in 1876, and cadets still learn the ropes aboard the tall ship Eagle, a training vessel captured from Germany during World War II. The campus is open for public visits.