West Point, NY
United States Military Academy


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Recent Reviews

James
What is your overall opinion of this school?

USMA is an incredible school. The academics are best of the best, and it is a great place to get into and stay in shape. Howe...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

USMA is an incredible school. The academics are best of the best, and it is a great place to get into and stay in shape. However, only those serious about attending and serving in the Army on active duty should apply. There is a multitude of clubs available for membership that provide outlets for just about any student. All students participate in organized sports in one way or another, and the environment is extremely competitive.

Samuel
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To learn about the military

What is your overall opinion of this school?

To learn about the military

James
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Not for the faint of heart. If you want to be the best and study with the best, come to West Point. I would recommend that a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Not for the faint of heart. If you want to be the best and study with the best, come to West Point. I would recommend that anyone considering West Point take at least an overnight visit to campus. The unique culture and day to day life cannot be described adequately without seeing it in person.

Jacob
What is your overall opinion of this school?

West Point does a phenomenal job preparing future officers. While numerous challenges are presented, the resources available...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

West Point does a phenomenal job preparing future officers. While numerous challenges are presented, the resources available to students are more than sufficient to provide an atmosphere which encourages growth and development. The facilities, staff, and faculty all set the standard of superior performance.

Ryan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The United States Military Academy is a great place to develop yourself into a scholar, leader, and a person of character. We...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The United States Military Academy is a great place to develop yourself into a scholar, leader, and a person of character. West Point is one of the best universities this nation has to offer (14th among all universities nationwide, and 1st among public schools). The class sizes are generally under 20 and the instructors are always available for individual additional instruction to ensure you succeed. West Point is commonly referred to as the premier leadership academy of the world. Here you will develop yourself into a great leader which will set you up for success later on in the civilian sector. You are required to serve 5 years as an officer in the army after graduation, but your entire education is free, in fact you are paid to attend. Compared to the college debt that follows many students around their whole lives, 5 years of serving your country is a small price to pay and to many it is seen as a great opportunity.

Katrianna
What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school is not for individuals who are not seeking a high ranking position in the military (or as a CEO for a major corpo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school is not for individuals who are not seeking a high ranking position in the military (or as a CEO for a major corporation). Along with rigorous schedules and requirements, there are numerous opportunities involving travel around the world in order to build on the skills West Point builds in its cadets. I highly recommend this school for hardworking people willing to give of themselves for their country.

What are the academics like at your school?

Teachers at the United States Military Academy are phenomenal. Many use their experiences in the Army and as previously deployed soldiers to connect well-organized lessons to what students may expect upon commissioning into the big Army.

Clark
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There are two bits of advice I'd give myself: 1) Move out. Live on campus or in an apartment with your friends. You motivate ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There are two bits of advice I'd give myself: 1) Move out. Live on campus or in an apartment with your friends. You motivate each other, and you solidify friendships that are as strong as family ties. 2) Choose the major YOU want. Everyone will give you advice as to what you should do. What are you most passionate about? DO IT. People will say "That wont pay very well", but if you love it, you should do it. Don't choose a "second place" major. School will seem much easier if youre not hating every moment of it because you picked a major you didnt like or felt pressured to go into. Rely on the good friends you make and keep in touch with each other.

Joseph
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were always reliable because they would help me with anything.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were always reliable because they would help me with anything.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice to you is to think about what you really want out of life. Do you know who you are and what you can do? If not, going to West Point is the best decision of your life. Even if you get injured and it doesn't work out, the year you will spend there will change and shape you for the rest of your life. Do not be afraid to leap out into the world because no matter what happens, you know who you are and that you will succeed at whatever you put your mind to.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

You need to be a humble person to attend this school because you will mess up something at some point.

Carl
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

West Point is best known as one of the nation's most prestigious engineering schools. It has a rich history of some very fam...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

West Point is best known as one of the nation's most prestigious engineering schools. It has a rich history of some very famous graduates that served as leaders in both the military and the nation.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It's September 11th, 2001, and I know you're wondering if Dad's okay. Dad's fine. Give your sister a hug and let her know its going to be okay. She'll be walking into your AP Physics class any minute now. You already know this day will change everything you thought you knew about your future. Going to West Point is going to mean a lot more than you thought it would mean. You are going to have an amazing experience during your four years at West Point, but you will truly learn the most after graduation as an Infantry Officer with two deployments to Afghanistan. Be prepared to lose friends and colleagues, and cherish the time with your brothers with which you serve. There's nothing you can't achieve, so long as you put your heart and soul into it. You have an amazing career ahead of you. Be ready for the challenge!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

West Point is unlike any other college experience, and it comes with a lot of great opportunities and amazing experiences. The only downside is the fact that cadets are a bit isolated and restricted to the campus for the majority of the college experience.

Alaina
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The United States Military Academy is an incredible path to take when seeking a career in the United States Army as an office...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The United States Military Academy is an incredible path to take when seeking a career in the United States Army as an officer and a leader. The program at USMA provides countless incomparable academic, leadership, and training experiences designed to set you up for success as you serve your country. Additionally, the pride associated with being a graduate of one of the premier leadership and educational institutions in the world is a great feeling you will carry with you for the rest of your life. Few colleges can offer these sort of benefits.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

During my senior year, I made the tough decision to accept an appointment to The United States Military Academy at West Point and signed up for an eight year commitment to the U.S. Army. It took a lot of hard work to get there and I took the decision as well as the program at West Point extremely seriously. If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would basically tell myself to slow down and take it all in as opposed to being so focused on my preconceived notions of achievement and my inability to recognize that failure, particularly in the right environment, can sometimes be an even better learning experience than success. I would tell myself to continue to work hard and take my commitments seriously, but never to wish time away and to always concentrate on the positives of each experience as many of them were once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. It took me several years and two combat tours to Iraq to learn these lessons, and I would love to have savored life while I was in college the way I was able to after my return from deployment.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The program at the United States Military Academy is constantly challenging and demanding. You will be asked to accomplish more than you knew you were capable of, which at times will feel very frustrating. At the end of the day, though, you realize what a character-building experience you have been through.

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