About Our Midshipmen
It takes a special kind of young man or woman to handle the Naval Academy’s demanding program, but that doesn’t mean all midshipmen are alike. Midshipmen come from all 50 states, U.S. territories and several foreign countries. They have roots in cities, suburbs, farms and ranches, small towns and military bases. They have talents and hobbies of every kind and personalities that fit every description, and they represent the diverse ethnic and cultural heritages that, together, make the United States a great nation. The young men and women who choose the Naval Academy are looking for more than a college degree. They like the idea of being challenged mentally, physically and morally. They are people who don’t want to settle for the ordinary, the routine, or the easy.
Midshipmen also want to serve their country in a meaningful way—in a profession that helps preserve our nation’s freedoms. Finally, midshipmen are young people who look to the future. They look forward to the challenging Naval Academy program, as well as the opportunities open to them in the Navy and Marine Corps after graduation.
Our current class portrait contains more information on the statistics of the latest incoming class, including demographics, high school rank and activities.