The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is a military academy of the United States Coast Guard. It is a fully resident military cadet campus and the smallest United States federal service academy.

United States Coast Guard Academy offers the following majors: Civil Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; Government; Management; Marine and Environmental Science; Operations Research and Computer Analysis. Majors and courses are grouped into five academic departments: Engineering, Humanities, Management, Mathematics, Science. The Science Department consists of three sections: Chemistry, Marine Science, and Physics.

Notable USCGA alumni include: John B. Hayes (Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, 1978–1982), Erroll M. Brown (First African-American Coast Guard admiral), Bruce E. Melnick (First Coast Guard astronaut), Daniel C. Burbank (Second Coast Guard astronaut), G. William Miller (Chairman of the Federal Reserve, 1978–1979), etc.

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering majors are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).


- Ranked 2nd among the Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the North (US News & World Report 2010).

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