Well, I just got a call today from one of my top ROTC schools, and they spent about 30 minutes on the phone telling me all the reasons I should go to their school instead of West Point. The issue is, they had some points. The one thing that's worried me about West Point is the lack of time for additional studying and learning outside of the core material/cadet duties. For example, I'd very much like to learn Farsi, or Dari, or Urdu, or a language of that nature in addition to Arabic. Would I have time to even attempt this at West Point? Would I have time to supplement any of the standard military education with things that would seriously help me once I get in the actual Army? Will I actually end up behind my peers in ROTC, by whom I mean ROTC cadets in universities of comparable status to West Point? I love West Point. I have for about 3 years. Before I send in that gray card though, I want to make sure that I'm making the right choice. I'm not someone who cares about West Point's name recognition or how much it'll help me in the "civilian world", which is unfortunately all I hear when I tell people I'm planning on attending the Academy. The reason I want to go is that I've always felt that the Academy will prepare me to be a stronger officer and a better leader than ROTC would...and if that's not true, I'd rather realize that now than 4 years down the road.