Pro's and Con's of USNA..

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  1. farewelltoforeignshores24

    farewelltoforeignshores24 Member

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    I have to do a research project for the college, or academy in my case, of my choice. I'd like some opinions of the Pro's and Con's of people who have been through the SA's themselves and the like.
    Thank you! :)
     
  2. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    What do you consider the pros and cons?
     
  3. time2

    time2 Member

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    Lots of older threads on that topic you can search for here.
     
  4. EOD/SEALmom

    EOD/SEALmom Member

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    I suspect the reason you are not getting the answers for your research project you were looking for is because it's unique to each individual, and what they want out of life/college/career.

    If I may suggest - create your own list of pros and cons. From that, form your opinion....and then write the essay either yay or nay for the service academy(ies).

    Good luck!
     
  5. NavyHoops

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    Pros - great education, accessible professors and no TAs, small classes, exposure to a variety of USN and USMC officers and enlisted to learn from. An immersive environment that drives you to push, compete and learn about yourself. Expansive ECAs that lets you learn about others and yourself. High physical fitness standards. A beautiful campus surrounded by a great city that supports USNA. The people are by far the best of USNA. My friends and classmates are amazing.

    Cons - Mids have everything at their finger tips and nearly everything is taken care of them, exposure to the 'real world' is limited and can be a big learning curve for some grads (nearly all adapt well, some don't because they didn't learn basic life skills before going to USNA). The 24/7 environment can weigh very heavily on some Mids. At some point we all get tired of it, but for some it is a bigger issue. There is very little alone time at USNA, so for a loner who needs space to recharge it can be difficult sometimes. Very little Liberty which is isolating to Mids and feeds the lack of real world exposure during their 4 years.
     
  6. farewelltoforeignshores24

    farewelltoforeignshores24 Member

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    Great idea! Thank you! :)
     
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