SLE Acceptance

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Nonstopmotion, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Nonstopmotion

    Nonstopmotion Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    8
    Hey everyone, first off congratulations to all of you who have already been accepted into SLE for this summer! Seeing you guys get accepted made me check mine (still pending but I have a good feeling about all of it) and wonder about something. How many people who attend SLE every year actually get accepted? I know that getting that appointment takes a lot more than getting into the summer seminar but I am just curious as to the statistics.
     
  2. Sledge

    Sledge Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    614
    Likes Received:
    323
    Last year, I think they posted on Facebook that they had 5,500 applications. There was one session of 500 last year.

    This year, there are two sessions. Assuming 1,000 total slots this year (maybe not - 500 might have been "crammed" due to one session only) and comparable or slightly more application numbers, I'd say chances of acceptance are 15-18%.
     
  3. ca2midwestmom

    ca2midwestmom Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,275
    Likes Received:
    178
    Are you asking "how many people who attend SLE get accepted to USMA"?
     
  4. ca2midwestmom

    ca2midwestmom Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,275
    Likes Received:
    178
    "There are normally 6,000 applicants and 1,000 attendees." -- from the USMA website.

    I think 500 per session is typical.
     
  5. Sledge

    Sledge Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    614
    Likes Received:
    323
    I guess I did misread OP's question. Again, back to Facebook, I swear I remember some picture of last year's Group and Admissions posting that 40% would later join the Long Gray Line.
     
  6. LJM

    LJM Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2014
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just a note to anyone not accepted to SLE: it means nothing in the application process. I was not selected for the program, despite high ACT's and a strong leadership/athletics record. I have already received acceptances to both USMA and USNA from a highly competitive congressional district/state. I would have loved the opportunity, but if you are not selected, this is by no means the end of your service academy application process.

    To those accepted, have a lot of fun and use this opportunity to see if West Point is the right place for you. Congratulations!

    PS: if ever in conflict, do Boys State. I'm convinced it was one of the things that really helped the leadership part of my app.
     
  7. cadet85

    cadet85 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2013
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    0
    Same here!
     
  8. Nonstopmotion

    Nonstopmotion Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    8
    I was asking in my original post how many people who attend SLE are accepted into West Point? But thank you to everyone who took the time to respond
     
  9. hutchdweller

    hutchdweller Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    0
    When DD attended SLE last June, the officer who spoke at the closing ceremonies noted that, statistically, 40% of those in attendance would be at R-Day the following year. It stands to reason then, that a higher percentage than that are offered appointments. It's not because SLE gives them a direct advantage, mind you, but because those who were there are the TYPES of kids they are looking for.
     
  10. USMAROTCFamily

    USMAROTCFamily Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    171
    My DD went to SLE last summer, but decided not to complete her application to West Point. She discerned that she would prefer a traditional college experience and applied for ROTC scholarships instead. As it stands now, as long as she is medically qualified it looks like she will be going to Notre Dame on a NROTC Scholarship. My DD also attended the SS at the Naval Academy and to her, there seemed to be marked difference in the attendees between the two. Now granted SLE only had 500 attendees and SS had over 2000, but she felt that the attendees at SLE were all VERY motivated and seemed like the caliber of students that would get accepted to West Point (although you can't really tell as you don't know the GPAs, test scores, ECs, etc.) They seemed to be fit, within weight standards, quite engaged, etc. She said when she went to SS, there were kids who acted like they really didn't want to be there and some even dropped out while they were there. Some were very unfit and seemed to be out of shape, etc. Now, obviously, this was not the true of ALL of the attendees and the vast majority were what you would hope to see at this. But to sum it up for her, she felt that SLE was not as much as a recruiting/diversity tool (as SS seems to be for USNA), but truly had been a very competitive process to get in. Now who know, if West Point had over 2000 attendees, she may have seen the same profile of attendees. Obviously this is just her perception and this is not to discredit anybody who went SS last summer.
     

Share This Page