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2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The rules make no sense and there is a lot of things we do that hold you back from maturing as an individual and can lead to inexperienced adults. We are locked away in our own world and limited on how much we can go and experience reality. Yes we grow physically, mentally, academically, and morally but if you can't apply those things or be able to communicate in your environment what's the point. Prohibiting students or forcing requirements just makes it harder to get outside the walls and gain experiences in the real world with regular everyday people.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Student

Athletics: The athletics are good in terms of fan support and school spirit but some of the main teams do not preform very well.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: My school is a military school so its really hard to get accustomed to. We are not allowed to do what we want whenever we feel like it so it makes normal college life impossible.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Our campus is considered a military base, so I would consider it pretty secure.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses here aren't really taught by the professor. Instead the student teaches themselves. Most of the instructors aren't really experts in their fields, and honestly, most classes could be passed without attending class because most of the learning is done by the student outside of class on their own.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone graduates as an officer in the Army. Many people say a West Point degree is one of the best you can have, but if your job in the Army doesn't correlate with your degree then I think over the five year span in the Army most of the skills will be lost by the time a graduate re-enters the civilian world making a West Point education relatively useless.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: We live in barracks, not dorms. Some of the newer barracks are okay, but some of the older ones are run down. Everything looks good from the outside, but once you go in, it is a whole other story.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at my school are good, but everyone is forced most of the time to support sporting events resulting in a negative view of varsity athletics among average students.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I wouldn't chose this school again. I have no freedom to do as I please. It has basically turned me into a robot, and whenever you do something simple like not eat breakfast the upperclassman freak out on you. This place causes so much unhappiness its really not worth it in the long run.

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5 College Student

Athletics: Every Cadet Is An Athlete. There is Spirit and Pride in every sport. GO ARMY!

5 College Student

Overall Experience: I've wanted to attend West Point ever since I was a child. The United States Military Academy truly is a premier leadeship developement school. Even before one completes Plebe year, one is exorted to exploit our maximum potential in every area that we can. West Point is

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of predominately white males, due to the structure of the Army.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We are literally on a military base, it can't really get more safe.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are all understanding of your military obligations and the intense structure of the school.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: We graduate with the guarantee of a career in the Army. You can't be that.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: We don't have a choice in housing.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Rigorous athletic program that is crucial to the competitive atmosphere of the school

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is tough, but it is worth it.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: life pretty much sucks here between all of the work, stupid rules, and old barracks, but there is a lot of unity in the corps and the vast majority of the cadets, instructors, and officers are here for the right reasons.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a tough place. The academics are exceptionally rigorous. The days are long and arduous (and that doesn't ever change), but the experience is well worth it.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: West Point provides an experiences you'll get no where else. It's crazy stressful and busy, but all worth it in the end. I've made the best friends I could ever have and have gone through the best military training offered.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are so many facets of the academy that you will get no where else. The place isn't perfect but this is a once in a lifetime experience.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The Academics are Great! West Point can be stressful though with the numerous extra military requirements.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Heating is sketchy, but it's free

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Area: Small college town, but very close to NYC

7 people found this useful Report
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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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