West Point, NY
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 359 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is bad I hear, but your not really allowed to have a car until your a firstie so idk

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: You pay for college through commitment to service after graduation

College Freshman

Greek Life: no greek life obviously, this is a military academy

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: n/a everyone has to live on campus in the barracks

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation isn't really a problem because we don't get much time to leave

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Girls here are exactly what you would except from a military school.

1 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Nothing is located next to West Point, it's isolated with nothing around except NYC which is 1-2 hours away

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Rooms are small and overcrowded due to renovations. Also are very old

2 College Freshman

Weather: Winters are freezing. If you are from the south, you will hate it

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Highland falls is a hick town that is way sketchy.

1 College Freshman

Nightlife: absolutely nothing to do. Friday nights and weekends consist of working out, hw, and watching Netflix (that's assuming you don't have to do some bulls*** like SAMI or drill or SHARP training or driver's training or respect training or honor training or walk hours or go to a football game or guard duty or many, many other duties that are boring as hell)

2 College Freshman

Computers: Wifi is slow as hell, probably because the only thing to do here is watch netflix

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Football team hasn't beat Navy in 12 years... and that's the only team anyone cares about

4 College Freshman

Diversity: diversity is good, all different races and ethnicities

Recent Alumnus

Parking: Only student parking is 1 mile up hill.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: FRATSTAR LIFE..... and then there are a bunch of weirdos

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's West Point. You know what you're getting into, or at least you should before you come here.

7 people found this useful Report
College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I wish I could live off campus..

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Junior

Facilities: It's a military school, not a lot of free time and a lot of telling you what you can and cannot do

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Fantastic and new gym. New library. Awesome.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Parking: Little parking. But for good reason.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Lots of unique choices. Great engineering.

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: All housing is on campus in the barracks.

2 College Junior

Transportation: Since the budget cuts in the past year, the on-campus shuttle no longer runs. If cadets want to go anywhere, they must either find a car from a friend (we are not allowed to have cars until after spring break of our junior year), take a taxi, or walk to the facilities on post.

3 people found this useful Report
College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is no off-campus housing at West Point. All cadets will stay in the barracks for four years.

1 person found this useful Report

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Ryan Peckyno
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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