The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in Annapolis, Maryland, USA.

The Naval Academy is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle State Association of colleges and Schools. The chemistry major is accredited by the American Chemical Society. In addition a number of the engineering majors are professionally accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation board for Engineering ad Technology (ABET). The computer science major is accredited by the computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Majors offered include: Aerospace Engineering, Arabic, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, General Engineering, General Science, History, Information Technology, Mathematics, etc.

Notable USNA alumni include: Jimmy Carter (The 39th President of the United States; Nobel Peace laureate of 2002), Anthony Principi (Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 2001–2005), Curtis D. Wilbur (Secretary of the Navy, 1924–1929), Charles Wilson (Representative from Texas, 1973–1996), John Martin Poyer (12th Governor of American Samoa), Gatewood Lincoln (22nd Governor of American Samoa), Lloyd C. Stark (Governor of Missouri, 1937–1941), Daniel Walker (Governor of Illinois, 1973–1977), Matt Blunt (Governor of Missouri, 2005–2009), Frank D. White (Governor of Arkansas, 1981–1983), James Dunbar (Co-winner of the 1952 Olympics gold medal for crew), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- United States Naval Academy is rated 14th among top tier National Liberal Arts Colleges (USNWR 2012).

- Rated 19th among the top 20 Liberal Arts Colleges by US News & World Report 2010. It is in 2nd place among Top 5 Public Liberal Arts Colleges for 2010.

- ranked the Academy as 30th in the nation in its "America's Best Colleges" site for 2009.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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