How to pick a NROTC program?

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  1. rudyinok

    rudyinok Member

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    may sound too simplistic, but how does one determine which NROTC programs to consider?

    we are from a landlocked state, so our son will need to consider many universities that are far away from us (not a problem emotionally, just logistally).

    are there rankings for quality of NROTC programs? any other ways to compare?

    thanks for your thoughts.

    he is interested in naval aviation if that matters, thanks.
     
  2. aglages

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    Evaluate the college not the NROTC unit. Cadre at units turn over every 2-3 years and a strong NROTC program now may be completely different in a year or two. If your son selects a college that is a good "fit" for him he'll be more likely to succeed both academically and in his NROTC unit. Just my opinion......
    Good Luck! :thumb:
     
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    Texas A&M
    as a Senior Military College will be hard to beat, and not that far from OK.
     
  4. rudyinok

    rudyinok Member

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    thanks for that input - it is definately top of the list. just sounds like he needs to have several in mind, and we're not sure where else to look!

    BTW, University of Oklahoma has one, but we are deeply devoted to OSU as a family and son can't fathom attending the rival university! would rather go elsewhere, so we are looking...

    our son is a sophomore in HS, so we have a little time. but, need to know where to focus trips in future to check out other universities!
     
  5. gojack

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    A good unbiased starting point for screening colleges <here>
    Cross reference to NROTC schools <here>
    (avoid nursing (RN) only schools)

    Some that we visited that really impressed;
    Miami Oxford, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Auburn.
    Have not seen but said to be good; Rice, Ole Miss.
     
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  6. dunninla

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    It is a good idea to pick 5 schools where the GPA and SAT stats of the applicant are at least in the middle, or above the middle, of the stats range for incoming freshmen at the University or college.

    If the scholarship winner does not get into the college/s of choice, a lot of scrambling by both the applicant and the Navy ensues... not good.
     

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