I have a few questions to ask so I'll just put them all into one post: I recently received two, three year scholarships (AROTC) to both a public and private school and seem to be having a hard time deciding which to choose. The private school has about 4000 students while the public school has about 26,000. However, the ROCT programs are about the same size (the private school is a little smaller). The private school has given me pretty hefty scholarships and grants and free room and board. It would end up costing me about $60,000 more to go to the public school. Should this choice be a no-brainer? I am also very determined to go active duty and am wondering if choosing one school over another would impact my chances of getting chosen. On the topic of going AD, I am also wondering what goes into choosing those who get picked. I have heard all that matters is GPA and PT scores, but are there any other factors? And finally, one last question: Do I still get a stipend freshmen year even though my scholarship kicks in sophomore year? To Summarize: 1. Private or Public School? 2. What factors go into deciding who goes active duty? 3. Do three year scholarship winners get the stipend their freshmen year?