Service academy entrance question

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  1. scsr4

    scsr4 New Member

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    I am interested in the service academy...I live in a small rural town and have an opportunity to transfer to a larger city. My question is.....Does geographics affect chances of getting selected to the service academies?
     
  2. CSGuy

    CSGuy Class of 2016

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    Certainly. The academy is all about diversity and regional influence/representation, so the more obscure your location, the better your chances are for getting in.
     
  3. 2017Hopeful

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    And the less populated a region...more likely to not have as many competing for congressional nom slots
     
  4. osdad

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    Would you do this if you were not considering going to a SA? How would you feel if you moved to the city and didn't get appointed? What if you change your mind next year? Do you have the same opportunities in a larger school?

    It's fine to maximize your resume but most who apply do not get in. Consider that before making a radical change because you think it increase your odds of getting in. (In this case it probably does the opposite.)
     
  5. LTSackett

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    It also depends on the schools. It's often the case that small rural schools don't have the same opportunities for AP or other advanced classes as bigger schools in cities. If your school doesn't have those kinds of classes and the urban school does, that will help both your education and your chances.
     

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