Location
West Point, NY
Undergrads
4,592
Tuition
$0
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 401 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Only 15% of the corps of cadets is female, and of those, a lot of them are either ugly or lesbian.

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2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Not much going on around here.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: They take safety seriously around here.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The free computers are great.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I've gotten sick more than once.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: These buildings were built before MacArthur was alive.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no greek life.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: We are required to take a lot of classes and they aren't really important until you get into your major.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The Thayer method does not work as well as you would think.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: West Point does not give out scholarships.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: West Point is very secluded.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are frequent drug tests.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Almost everyone here is either rich and young, very uppity. There is a small population of prior-enlisted people who are diverse, although not very.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: They are all old on the outside, but the inside of a couple are currently getting renovated.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Because rules are so strict during the weekdays, drinking as designated clubs on post can get a little crazy. You can only drink if you are 21 and are at least a sophomore. No freshmen can drink within a certain number of miles of post.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You are in the barracks all four years.

1 College Sophomore

Nightlife: You can take the train to New York City...then you have all the night light you can get your hands on.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Drug tests are monthly, no civilians are allowed in cadet area, you cannot leave post hardly ever unless you are a senior, and you better drive the speed limit on post or you'll get pulled over.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is really nothing in the town off post, Highland Falls. You have to drive at least 15-20 minutes to get something of diversity and that is healthy.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Students come from all over the country and we also have a lot of foreign exchange students.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's a military post so you can imagine it is pretty secure.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's hard to stay but its even harder to leave.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: There are very few places to park around campus. You can only have a car if you are a second semester Jr. or a senior, and can only use them during the day after 4:00 pm and on the weekends. You have to park really far away during restricted times and during the weekend its a nightmare because 2,000 students are fights for spots in only 2 small parking lots.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Teachers are SUPER accommodating, and all major's try to give you really cool experiences whether its on campus, or sending you to another country for free.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: You are apart of the biggest fraternity in America.

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Ryan Peckyno
Hometown
Bradford, Pa.
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West Point takes pride in attracting the top talent from across the nation. The extensive application process is one of the many indicators as to the type of student that applies to West Point. Applying to West Point is best described as a process of attrition. Each year, more than 10,000 prospective high school juniors and seniors submit requests for information on West Point. Applicants are assessed, and approximately 2,000 are qualified through West Point's academic, physical, and medical criteria. Of this number, West Point admits between 1,150 and 1,200 young men and women each year. Candidates are evaluated for admission on the basis of academic performance (high school record and SAT or ACT scores, as well as SAT II subject test scores), demonstrated leadership potential, physical aptitude, and medical qualification. Each candidate must also obtain a nomination from a member of Congress or from the Department of the Army. West Point seeks a class composition of top scholars, leaders, athletes, women, and minorities to maintain a diverse collegiate environment and student body. As you can see, the application process is quite extensive. A result of the difficult admissions procedures and requirements for graduation is that, when most cadets or old grads are asked about their alma mater, it is usually quite obvious that they are excessively proud of the fact they attended West Point.

Even those cadets that have to leave—for reasons ranging from academic failures, integrity violations, or voluntary separation—do not seem to harbor any resentment. After they take the time to reflect on the experiences they had as a cadet, they are usually humbled by the fact that they had the opportunity to either find out West Point wasn't for them or to experience failure early on in their lives. West Point students tend to quickly learn from their experiences and, if they first don't succeed, they are normally successful elsewhere. A quick examination of history would show that some of West Point's most famous cadets are those that did not graduate. On the other hand, graduates of West Point have been involved first-hand with much of the history that is taught in the classrooms. Students apply to West Point for a variety of reasons. However, all of those that apply share one thing in common: They are patriotic individuals who want to make a difference, people who want to look back on their lives and feel a sense of accomplishment. When you graduate from West Point, you'll have the skills to do just that—make history!

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