SA difficulty ranking

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  1. icarus

    icarus Member

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    Of the five SAs, how are they ranked on difficulty to get admitted to?
    Princeton review ranks them annually but want to know what other forum posters think?
     
  2. aglages

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    JMPO....I think the answer to your question is based more on where the applicant lives than which SA they are applying to. Some geographical areas have more applicants (competition) for one SA over another. Also some congressional districts have very little competition for noms. :cool:
     
  3. icarus

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    I have met a few and have read about a number of people that have been offered appointment to multiple SAs. Reading about the admission requirements from all five SAs, it seems like they're all similar except for USCGA that doesn't require nomination from a senator or MOC. The other difference I noticed is that the number of appointments offered are about the same for WP,USNA & USAFA. While USMMA & USCGA have only about 275 appointments per year. My question is: if there are applicants that are offered appointments to most if not all SAs, how do the SAs rank in difficulty level with regards to admission or if one is deemed worthy of an appointment to one SA, is it safe to say that one could be admitted to any or all five of the SAs?
     
  4. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Why does it matter?
     
  5. Blackbird

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    No, receiving an appointment to one SA is no assurance that one will receives an appointment to another SA. In fact, each year there is a candidate who receives a LOA to one SA and receives a QNV (Qualified No Vacancy) letter to another SA. The process at each SA is complicated and no matter how much research you do, you will not be able to figure it out.
     

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