USNA/NROTC

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by CandidateElias15, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. CandidateElias15

    CandidateElias15 USNA '15 Appointee

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    Is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University a good choice for Naval Aviation?
    I want to become a pilot, and I've had my heart set on the Naval Academy. I just got a NROTC scholarship to ERAU, and I'm considering it.
    Is it better to go to ERAU, or USNA to become a pilot in the Navy? Meaning, is there any bias from a commissioning standpoint between USNA or NROTC for aviation?
    Just looking for opinions, thanks! :tomcat:
     
  2. Whistle Pig

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    ERAU has a fine, if narrow reputation. It's a decent school, notably for aviation education.

    That noted, if you've the opportunity to attend USNA, don't even ask the question. This is apples and oranges. Both are tasty, but very different fruits. I'm not sure how many NROTC spots are allocated for aviation, but USNA has about 240/annum. I can guarantee ER has not had that many in all its years of pumping out pilots-wannabees. Now, that may not be the full answer, but... In sum, there's no comparison.
     
  3. CandidateElias15

    CandidateElias15 USNA '15 Appointee

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    Thanks, I'm currently waiting on a nom (have an LOA).
    I was just getting impatient these past few weeks, and once I saw the NROTC acceptance, it looked appealing.
     
  4. rkrosnar

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    CANDIDATEELIAS15

    ERAU is a great school. My son was accepted there, but made the choice not to go. I like the idea, if your grades are good enough, you can get into their master's program going into your junior year, if I recall. If you have the chance to make a visit do so, and apply do it. I like I said great school.

    RGK
     
  5. Whistle Pig

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    Just one observation of USNA ...if you're grades are sufficiently good AND you've been able to front-load your courses, you can start a masters degree there also your senior year. It's not the general rule, but a number do it each year.

    And I'll give you one guarantee. IF you succeed in accepting a USNA appointment, you and virtually all of your fellow plebes will successfully graduate and be commissioned in 4 years, and in far greater proportion than any, all secular, non-SA institutions. It's no walk in the park, but it is a slam dunk sure thing IF one wants to finish, and stats prove it. The really tough part? Getting in.
     

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