The Navy’s Blue Angels fly over the ceremony. The United States Naval Academy held its 2015 Commissioning Ceremony Friday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.
The Naval Academy jumped 17 places from last year to finish ninth among colleges most preferred by college-bound students, according to rankings released last week by the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company Parchment. The company serves as an online registrar allowing students to send and receive transcripts and diplomas. Parchment tracked the preferences of more than 86,400 students for the rankings. The Naval Academy finished behind the United States Military Academy at West Point at sixth and Stanford University, which was first. The Naval Academy finished 26th last year. The company ranks the colleges by awarding points based in preferences. A student may be accepted to three colleges. He or she may will pick one to attend. That college receives points. The other two colleges are deducted points. More than 700 colleges and universities were compared this way, according to the company. Similarly, the Naval Academy jumped four places from 2014 to tie at ninth in the ranking of the best liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report. That ranking was released last week.
2015 Naval Academy Commissioning Ceremony
The graduates toss their hats. The United States Naval Academy held its 2015 Commissioning Ceremony Friday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.