College Junior 2013-11-04T23:55:49Z
Guys & Girls:
FRATSTAR LIFE..... and then there are a bunch of weirdos
College Junior 2013-11-04T23:54:36Z
It's West Point. You know what you're getting into, or at least you should before you come here.
College Junior 2013-11-04T23:53:48Z
I wish I could live off campus..
College Junior 2013-11-04T23:53:17Z
It's a military school, not a lot of free time and a lot of telling you what you can and cannot do
College Freshman 2013-10-24T20:05:28Z
Fantastic and new gym. New library. Awesome.
College Freshman 2013-10-24T20:04:34Z
Little parking. But for good reason.
College Freshman 2013-10-24T20:02:26Z
Lots of unique choices. Great engineering.
College Freshman 2013-10-24T20:01:30Z
All housing is on campus in the barracks.
College Junior 2013-10-14T14:37:52Z
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.
College Junior 2013-10-14T14:35:14Z
There is no off-campus housing at West Point. All cadets will stay in the barracks for four years.
College Junior 2013-10-14T14:33:12Z
Although there is some diversity at West Point, most of the students here are white. West Point is mostly comprised of white males, but this could be due to the fact that more white males are drawn to the military than other races and genders. They do allow a certain number of slots for other races and genders, but overall there is not much diversity at West Point. In our institution, we are taught to accept and treat each individual with respect, no matter their race, religion, or sexual orientation. Since we are going to be officers in the United States Army, we will be dealing with soldiers of all backgrounds, so it is important that we learn how to work with and accept individuals of all backgrounds.
College Senior 2013-09-14T06:39:48Z
Everyone is on a full scholarship. However, that is accompanied by a 5 year active and 3 year reserve service commitment in the US Army.
College Senior 2013-09-14T06:38:37Z
The parking for students is awful. During weekends there are good spots close to the dorms and classroom areas, but these are off limits during the week where your car has to get moved to lots which are a 20 minute walk straight up hill. During football season, cars have to get moved out of these lots and off campus about a 20 minute drive away for football games.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-03T15:31:48Z
Since most cadets are not allowed to have cars the shuttle on post is great. There is not much need to use it though because all of the necessities are within walking distance. There are shuttles to and from the major airports for holidays and there is a train station across the river and a ferry that takes you there.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-03T15:28:00Z
The only thing near West Point is West Point, even if there was anything you wouldn't have much time to do them. NYC is about an hrs train ride away. Once you are a Jr/Sr and have access to a car you can drive up to the apple orchards or vineyards.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-03T11:23:37Z
The gym and athletic centers are outstanding. The library is second to none. There is a limited amount of student hangouts.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-03T11:22:20Z
The academics are uncomparable. There are so many opporutinties and experiences. They are challenging but the teachers are outstanding and will always help, any time of the day or night.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-03T11:21:11Z
Parking only available for juniors and seniors. It is an uphill walk to your car and not covered when it snows.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-03T11:17:55Z
The curriculum is amazing. The teachers go out of their way to make sure that you understand the material. The work load is average but the opportunities and experiences are uncomparable.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-25T18:17:49Z
I was extremely happy with my Major of Leadership and Management! First of all, there is no other institution in the world that teaches leadership better than USMA, and I majored in it there! On top of the leadership aspect, the business lessons, acumen, and experience was outstanding. The staff, who all have real world experience and top-notch educations themselves, were very willing to create the best curriculum and learning environment possible. I know that through my Major I will be able to use my education and experiences in my highest endeavors.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-25T18:12:57Z
There is a wide range of Majors at USMA, most notably are the Engineering concentrations. USMA keeps to its educational methods, but has changed, evolved, and even added Majors. Because leadership comes in many forms, the Majors that are offered are diverse. Internships are offered on a volunteer basis, on top of military training. The focus, real world experience, and the time honored tradition of the Majors is what sets USMA apart from others.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-25T18:08:36Z
The United States Military Academy is known for its rigorous curriculum and method of learning, and my experience definitely lived up to the lore. The courses are intense, challenging, and maticulous. The professors are sharp and smart themselves, but always willing to help so that the learning experience is the best it can possibly be. Class size is very small which allows for concentrated attention and a great learning environment.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-20T15:52:22Z
This is a military academy, it isn't designed to be the utmost haven of social live and fun. It has its perks and isn't an entirely dry place but puts the emphasis on the three pillars of military, academic and physical achievement.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-20T15:39:19Z
The Academy provides every cadet with a computer. This comes at the cost of the pay check so it is virtually free. The only issue is that as time progresses, so does technology. The computer you're issued as a freshman does not function very well by the time you're a senior.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-20T15:31:57Z
Nearly every state of the Union is represented at the Academy. Most people (male/female) are white. Most people are male. At times, it's blatantly obvious that the student body lacks the ability to hold a larger sense of cultural competence with respect and regards to observances and respect.
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