impact of highly selectve NROTC on USNA Admissions

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  1. sweettooth

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    What if any impact do you think the new Navy ROTC brigades (if that's the correct term) will have on USNA admissions. As a casual reader of the naval academy forum there seems to be a lot of discussion of disparate academic admissions standards already. With the new NROTC units planned at Harvard and Yale and possibly other highly selective universitites will the Naval Academy further skew admitting for diversity over academic readiness?
     
  2. Whistle Pig

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    Can you clarify, specify your question?
     
  3. sweettooth

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    Do you think the addition of highly qualified mids in the NROTC will have a discernible impact on the USNA's admissions algorithm?
     
  4. AikiBudo

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    Probably not. All the best colleges and universities as well as the fortune 500 companies have diversity programs to help bring in the best and brightest from all walks of life and backgrounds. I doubt that the addition of several NROTC programs at top universities will change the admissions profile - they might lose a couple of applicants here and there.
     
  5. Whistle Pig

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    Easy answer. No. Like a little boy peeing in the ocean. Zilch impact.
     
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    It depends on where you are standing when that little boy pees in the ocean!:smile:
     
  7. Whistle Pig

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    Nah. It is either no account, :confused: or just warms your little heart! :eek: Sorta like a mini-Gulf Stream ... :cool:
     
  8. Northstream

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    Yale? Harvard? Ivory towers?

    My DD visited Rice in Texas, a very fine school by all reports. She was accepted into their NROTC before she decided on USNA :thumb:

    Rice faculty and admin seemed unaware of the program even though they match the scholarship :confused:

    Would students attending Ivy league schools even be interested in NROTC?
     
  9. osdad

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    Other than opening up a handful of slots - I see no impact. I’m sure that there are a few candidates every year who choose SA over paying for Harvard/Yale who will now have both available, but that’s a very small number.

    Plus, with severe budget cuts on the radar, I predict ROTC programs will be drastically cut back. The services will not be willing to abandon the academies – regardless of the “cost per officer” argument. So ROTC and OCS numbers will be reduced. And, since OCS doesn’t cost the services, that leaves ROTC to take the most of the hit. We already see it with the tier II and III majors being less than full.
     
  10. Whistle Pig

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    Agree. Like spitting into a tornado. And the other thing that those budget cuts may bring is further redirection of ROTC slots. Send 'em to Penn State, Michigan, or Alabama ... where the Navy can mint 3 or 4 new ensigns for every one @ Harvard. Sadly, these are merely symbolic of a nation's momentary patriotism and Dean Kagin's departure from the law school. Pure PC. Bet your bippy that the poli sci profs @ Harvard's Yard continue to despise women and men in military garb. They and theirs have not changed. Only their young students whose minds are not yet poisoned. Let's not be deluded about this issue. There's no ROTC cheerleading @ the Faculty Club.
     
  11. sweettooth

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    WP - While your first statement maybe correct I do not see why you added the needless dig at the faculty. This kind of insulting language doesn't belong on this forum.
     
  12. fishbowl

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    Wonder how many tenured faculty looking down from their 'Ivy Tower' ever recieved grant money from the DoD or defense contractors? Anyway, yes, funding is tight and stories abound already on how training opportunities are drying up for ROTC units.
     

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