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Reviews 231 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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5 College Freshman

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

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

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

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: The teachers are always available for help.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Football games are incredible. The entire student section supports it

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: We have taps every night

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: As a girl I am very aware of dangers. So far, I have not been in a situation where I am fearful.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Excellent options. You'll be making a lot of money. And people will want to hire you after the army.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Don't come here if you're a free spirit. It won't crush you... but you will be unhappy. Only come here with very clear goals in mind and for sure not off of a whim.

3 people found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Let's face it. West Point isn't about the life of the party.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: its not bad, it's just non-existent, so there is that.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Not a good college town at all. If you like to keep it simple it isn't bad.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: The DIRT Dept. is really awesome, all of the instructors are genuinely invested in your success.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I mean, I live on a military installation, so it's pretty much as safe as it gets.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: There are many policies. It is a fact of life.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The Army team... Rah rah rah boom. The cadets are great, the teams aren't necessarily great, not enough time to go support the teams you want to support.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: You get paid to go here, they have ridiculous opportunities to go abroad and intern at places like the FBI etc.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Not the Cadets fault, mostly the Army's

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: A lot of opportunites to join either an NCAA or club team. Also intramurals!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of restaurants that deliver.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics are very good.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The mess hall is okay, and everything else is expensive.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

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

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Area: You can only leave post for pass, leave, and trip section.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: They are Army officers. It's pretty self-explanatory.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Health & Safety: If you don't out yourself in a weird or crazy situation by complete choice it will certainly not find you. If there are ever any incidents it's because someone made a series of a of bad choices to put themselves in as bad spot.

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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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