The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    Every so often, they will let you sleep. And when they do, it is the best sleep you have ever had. There's nothing like falling asleep after a full day of work, both mentally and physically.
  2. 2
    West Point offers unlimited opportunities. Graduates of the Academy have gone on to do almost everything and have been some of the most influential people in American history.
  3. 3
    The campus is beautiful, despite the gray buildings.
  4. 4
    The price is right. It's free.
  5. 5
    You gain a certain feeling of worth and purpose when you realize that you are working to one day defend the country you love.
  6. 6
    You are guaranteed to have a job after graduation.
  7. 7
    The facilities are well-kept and in equal proportion to the number of students at West Point.
  8. 8
    You can feel the tradition and history seeping out of the ground at the Academy.
  9. 9
    The instructors really care about the cadets.
  10. 10
    There is a level of friendly competition in all things at West Point, but especially in intramurals.

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is only $0, one of the most affordable rates in the country.
Happy Students
95% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 7 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
83% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
100% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Easy to Get By on a Student's Budget
73% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was better than average.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 93% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Affordable Dorms
You can live on a budget with an average housing cost of only $0.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    You will miss all of the sleep you used to take for granted.
  2. 2
    Drill is a hard thing for civilians to get used to.
  3. 3
    Sometimes the fun is "mandatory fun," and that isn't very fun at all.
  4. 4
    The brigade tactical department has issues.
  5. 5
    You can't just pack-up and leave campus whenever you want.
  6. 6
    Freshman year is as hard as it gets at the Academy, making it through that can be tough.
  7. 7
    The English department leaves much to be desired.
  8. 8
    The weather could be better.
  9. 9
    The schedule is grueling.
  10. 10
    Sometimes, all of the traditions get to be a bit much.

Facts & Statistics

Unbalanced Student Population
It might be hard for some students to find a date with a male-to-female ratio of 84/16.
Professors Are Still Learning
Only 45% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Good Luck Finding a Part-Time Job
Employment services are not available for students.
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