ROTC at Harvard or Princeton vs. Service Academy?

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  1. www

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  2. The OC Josh

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    All three would be great educations. Depends on whether you want military life 24/7 at WP or if you want a college experience.
     
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    Putting aside the comparison between military life 24/7 vs college experience...
    How much practical military training would one get in Harvard or Princeton's ROTC? At an SA?
    Leadership training in the said ROTC units compared to SAs?
    In the said ROTC units, would one get a lot of "military immersion" or rather "go through the motion"?
    Feel free to post your thoughts and experiences from other ROTC units.
     
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    I'm pretty sure those are both of the colleges(that is, Harvard and Princeton) that openly deny ROTC at their colleges. Am I wrong?

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    Princeton has on-campus AROTC and AFROTC. Harvard's cadets and midshipmen go to MIT.
     
  6. The OC Josh

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    From reading this site and others, I've found that WP vs ROTC vs OCS isn't a huge deal. What matters is the type of person you are when you go through them. There will be people of great character in ROTC and at WP just like there will be a few cadets of questionable leadership skills.

    Like USMAATW said, although they might have it, the student body might not... understand what you are doing and consequently not be supportive. At WP, you are all there to be at a Service Academy, so you all have the same goal; Army.

    Just my thoughts, I'm sure others have more.
     
  7. Just_A_Mom

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    You will have the same military training opportunities as a student at Harvard or Princeton that you would have at any ROTC campus that is not a senior military college.

    They are both fantastic schools and will give you a great education. Harvard is a member of the Paul Revere Battalion out of MIT. The same Battalion that General Petraeus' son commissioned from - he is an MIT grad.
     

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