Rutgers NROTC?

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  1. USNAco2019hopeful

    USNAco2019hopeful Member

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    This morning I was notified that I was accepted Rutgers University (New Brunswick). I am interested in attending their NROTC unit if not accepted to USNA or George Washington University. Would any one happen to know how Rutgers NROTC 'stacks up' to other NROTC units across the country or be able to tell me their personal feelings about it? Any information would be much appreciated.
     
  2. JMS

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    The NROTC program is only a year or two new at Rutgers, after a very long absence. (Since WW2, I think). I believe it only exists at the New Brunswick Campus. You will find it hard to find people familiar with the program outside of the program itself.
    Rutgers is a great school (ok, that is a editorial comment from an alum).
    I also think there are unique opportunities being part of a 'new' program.
    You may not know that RU is one of the two 'public' Ivy schools. (the other is William and Mary). They are one of the oldest schools and were, pre-revolution, known as Queen's College. Col Rutgers fought with Geo. Washington, the name sake of your other school option. You are in good company being accepted there, and you will have to learn all about Mr. Magoo, one of many distinguished alum.
    I'm sure the NROTC program is weaving itself into the fabric of the place. Go to one of the football games if you can. The AROTC ceremonial unit wears revolutionary war era uniforms and fires a old fashioned cannon each time RU scores. Its a good show.

    DD2 graduated from GWU a year ago. That is a fine choice, too.
    I do not know much about that other school.
     
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  3. USNAco2019hopeful

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    Thank you for the response, it will be interesting how Rutger's NROTC unit will shape it self in the next few years.
     

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