I am a hopeful candidate for USMA class of 2016. Hoping these forums can give me insight into both the experience and whether West Point is best out of the service academies for my major. I want to do something related with physics and am unsure which branch will offer me the most career wise. I am the classic definition of a nerd with a twist, much like many military academy members, I work out frequently as well as study hard. 33 overall on the ACT and 2110 on the SAT. Going to SLS in three weeks (Can't wait!), Boys State (mock-government program in VA) in June, and a month long stay in Lynchburg for the Governors School for Mathematics, Science, and Technology. I will graduate with 9 AP classes and tests under my belt(hopeful for all 5s, but some 4s are inevitable). By senior year I will probably be in the top 10 of my class out of 518. President of Mu Alpha Theta for two years (National Mathematics Honors Society), Member of the year for MAT sophomore year, member of NHS for two years, member of key club next year, 100+ hours of community service, and only one year of school athletics (wrestling). Although on paper my athletics look weak, I make sure to get to the gym three times a week in addition to runs. Unfortunately my tough scholastic options have left me with lots of homework and parents who don't allow me to participate in sports where I have less than an hour to study for four tests the next day and do 3 hours worth of homework..... But enough complaining. I basically just am asking which of the academies would lead into a career that would best suit my interests in Physics and Mathematical sciences?