Why do we as parents become crazed at this process. Stalking forums, checking stats, comparing kids? I know not all do this but many do. Just look at this board. My DS has applied to UPenn, Dartmouth, Notre Dame, Duke also but the same intensity is not there. Is there even a forum for those places? What do you think it is about the service academies that causes this frenzy? I posted here because DS is only interested in Navy but I know many apply everywhere. I am really interested in all your responses.