NROTC CU Boulder?

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  1. crair70

    crair70 Member

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    As my DS still waits to hear from the USNA and USAFA, we are in the process of lining up his plan B. He is very grateful to have received both Navy and AF ROTC scholarships and has lots of great colleges to consider.

    He is leaning toward accepting the NROTC to CU Boulder... Any posters out there that can share and info about this program?

    Other option is to see if he can transfer his NROTC scholarship or chose to apply his AFROTC scholarship to one of the other schools he has been accepted to...
    UC Berkeley (IS)
    UC Davis (IS0
    Cal Poly SLO (IS)
    University of Washington ( Dad did AFROTC there)
    University of Arizona

    Feel extremely blessed to have as many options as he does... but fingers crossed for SA appointment. Either way he does know the end result will be the same... serving!

    Would love any feedback out there on these schools and programs...Feel free to private message me if you prefer. :smile:
     
  2. enived2

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    My son received a Marine Option NROTC Scholarship to CU Boulder last year. CU is in state for us. He absolutely loves it! it has been a huge challenge, but he is up to the task. The battalion is very supportive and they have many many tools to ensure the midshipmen succeed. I have witnessed the entire CU community being very supportive of all the ROTC kids. The drug and party culture are there, of course, but it is not as bad as people portray. That culture is at every large university. It has not been an issue for our DS. The physical aspects of PT are a bit more challenging because of the elevation. Being from sea level could pose a problem, so be sure to work out as much as possible before heading to Boulder! It is a stunningly beautiful campus, and there are so many activities for the students to take advantage of. I hope this was helpful. good luck to your DS!
     
  3. a2ski

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    Still waiting to hear from USNA myself, but will be accepting an NROTC scholarship to CU Boulder as my plan B. Interesting to hear from someone in the same boat! Where are you guys from?
     
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    Boulder is just a beautiful town. Love the Flat Irons in the background. Only town where I've seen people commute by bicycle in the winter.
     
  5. terp1984

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    DD just got accepted to law school there with a nice scholarship. I hear its a great place to live and go to school.
     
  6. crair70

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    Thank you all so much for the responses.
    A2ski and enived2 I am sending you private messages.
     
  7. dunninla

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    regarding the in-state CA choices: each unit will have its own feel and culture. Size is an issue. A Battalion with 15 on-campus mids and 30 cross-town affiliate mids will feel different (and likely be viewed differently by fellow students, faculty, and administration) than a Battalion with 60 on-campus mids and 30 cross-town affiliate mids. To some mids this difference won't matter at all, and to others it will.
     
  8. CAlvarezzz

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    I am in the same boat. I received a congressional appointment to USAFA but unfortunately did not received a USAFA appointment so am moving on to option B. I received my 4-year NROTC Scholarship to UC Berkeley but did not get accepted to Berkeley so am in the process of transferring to Boulder or University of Arizona. I have a friends who attend Boulder but are not in ROTC but say they absolutely love the school. They have an incredible engineering program and from what I have heard the community really supports the ROTC program. This is my first choice to transfer to and I was curious if you had any information about the size of the Boulder NROTC unit (how many on-campus and cross-town) or any other info that would interest me. I am a student of Granite Bay High School in CA.
     
  9. crair70

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    Wow! Cal- sending you a private message.
     

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