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The United States Military Academy at West Point (also known USMA, West Point, or Army) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located at West Point, New York. Established in 1802, USMA is the oldest of the United States' five service academies. The military garrison at West Point was occupied in 1778 and played a key role in the Revolutionary War.

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.


The mission of the Academy is: To educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army.

Academy Information

Motto: Duty * Honor * Country
Established: March 16, 1802
Type: Federal military academy
Superintendent: LTG Franklin Hagenbeck
Staff: 600 faculty
Undergraduates: 4,487
Location: West Point, New York, USA
Campus: 15,974 acres (65 km2)
Colors: Black, Gray, Gold
Nickname: The Black Knights

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