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The U.S. Naval Postgraduate School is located on the grounds of the old Hotel Del Monte within the city of Monterey. The elegant old hotel opened in 1880 and in 1942 was leased to the Navy with an option to buy. The Navy used it as a pre-flight training school for Naval air cadets throughout the war. A curriculum of marine engineering was also added during the war. After the war the Navy bought the hotel and its 600 acres of land and enlarged the school. In 1951 the Naval Academy's postgraduate school moved here from Annapolis, MD. In the postwar years the school ranked academically with the best graduate universities in the country. Some 80% of the Navy's postgraduate students attended the school.
 

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