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  • Among "Military Schools", view the boarding schools with the lowest acceptance rates (2018-19).
  • Acceptance rates listed below reflect the average rate of acceptance for all applicants (boarding and day applicants) in the previous year.
  • Keep in mind that acceptance rates may be lower or higher than the average acceptance rate depending on: what grade you are applying for, whether you are a boarding applicant or day student applicant, and the time of year you are applying.
  • Schools typically have the most openings for freshmen and sophomores (many schools do not accept incoming seniors), so applying for entrance into 9th or 10th grade may improve your chances of admission.
  • Acceptance rates between boarding applicants and day student applicants may differ (i.e., schools in certain areas may a higher ratio of day student applicants to day student openings, versus boarding applicants to boarding openings; the acceptance rate of some schools will actually be lower for day applicants and higher for boarding applicants).
  • Many, but not all, schools will accept applications after application deadlines, but admission generally becomes more difficult.

Lowest Acceptance Rates (2018-19)

Among Military Schools (out of 16 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • 1.
    50%-55%
    Grades: 8-12, PG
    78 Academy Avenue
    Cornwall-on-HudsonNY 12520
    (845)534-3710
  • 2.
    Fork Union Military Academy
    Fork Union Military Academy Photo - The cadets in parade formation. The first full dress parade of the year begins usually at the end of April and is on Sunday.
    All-Boys  (Baptist)
    55%-60%
    Grades: 7-12, PG
    P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
    Fork UnionVA 23055
    (800)462-3862
  • 3.
    60%-70%
    Grades: 7-12, PG
    204 Grand Street
    MexicoMO 65265
    (573)581-1776
  • 4.-16.
    >70%
    Grades: 8-12
    501 Park Street North
    St. PetersburgFL 33710
    (727)384-5500
  • 4.-16.
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12
    2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
    CarlsbadCA 92008
    (888)762-2338
  • 4.-16.
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    520 Hwy. 1 North
    CamdenSC 29020
    (800)948-6291
  • 4.-16.
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12
    225 S. Wayne Avenue
    WaynesboroVA 22980
    (800)946-7773
  • 4.-16.
    Hargrave Military Academy
    Hargrave Military Academy Photo - Respect! Integrity! Success! Earn it at Hargrave!
    All-Boys  (Baptist)
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    200 Military Drive
    ChathamVA 24531
    (800)432-2480
  • 4.-16.
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12
    5755 North State Road 9/P.O. Box 240
    HoweIN 46746
    (888)462-4693
  • 4.-16.
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    320 Iwo Jima Blvd
    HarlingenTX 78550
  • 4.-16.
    >70%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    614 South Main Street
    WoodstockVA 22664
    (540)459-2167
  • 4.-16.
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 West College Blvd
    RoswellNM 88201
    (800)421-5376
  • 4.-16.
    Randolph-Macon Academy
    Randolph-Macon Academy Photo - Randolph-Macon Academy's Flight Program includes a drone class called Unmanned Flight Operations. Students finish with the knowledge base for the FAA exam so they can obtain their commercial drone license if they so desire. This class is just one of the innovative offerings at R-MA.
    (United Methodist)
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    200 Academy Drive
    Front RoyalVA 22630
    (540)636-5484
  • 4.-16.
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12
    2001 Riverside Drive
    GainesvilleGA 30501
    (800)462-2338
  • 4.-16.
    St. Catherine's Academy
    St. Catherine's Academy Photo - St. Catherine's strives to nurture in each student an awareness of God and a sense of moral responsibility. We welcome boys of all faith traditions and respect the religious beliefs of all members of our school community.
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    >70%

    Grades: 4-8 | K-8 (day)
    215 N. Harbor Blvd.
    AnaheimCA 92805
    (714)772-1363
  • 4.-16.
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12
    1101 Genesee Street
    DelafieldWI 53018

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