Yale NROTC

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  1. Bear-

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    Can anyone answer a few questions for me about the Yale NROTC unit?

    1: How difficult is it to get a scholarship to this unit compared to
    a: Other Ivy's
    b: Other schools in general

    2: Is it a good unit? How does it compare nationally.

    Thanks for your responses in advance

    Sincerely,

    Bear
     
  2. pv123

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    Daughter is a freshman cadet at Yale AFROTC. Getting acceptance to Yale, Harvard is a very different process when trying to be in their Dets. Most people will say this is not true, but trust me it is. High school grade performance is crucial especially your high school freshman grades. Contact and face to face meetings with the Det commanders help immensely. Again others will say meetings with the Det commanders is not necessary and doesn't hold any weight, but with these school it does.
    Yale has rolled out the red carpet for Navy and AF. They have put in so much of their own money which explains why the NROTC and AFROTC Det building looks like the Four Seasons Hotel.
    Yes the Ivy's have incredibly low acceptance rates, but with your passion for military service you may have what they call a "hook".
    By the way, daughter loves it and studies across the hall from the NROTC Det:)
     
  3. Bear-

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    Thanks for the response,

    My dad went to Yale, as well as his father, so Yale has always been a dream. I just found out that they had NROTC so I am very excited right now.
     
  4. Melitzank

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    Considering the NROTC program just started up this fall (After a 40 year break), it`ll still be relatively new, so maybe it`ll help you gain admissions somehow.
     
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  5. Bear-

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    And I had very strong Freshman grades, 3.95 uw, along with being the President of a club and earning a varsity letter.

    How do I contact the Dets. Is that something that happens when you are applying or are you supposed to do it your sophomore/junior year?

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
  6. pv123

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    Do something so unique from here on out that goes along with your passion. Yale sees too many cliche resumes, ie. president of keys club. You must show what you can add to the Yale class that stands out from all other 28,000 applicants.
    As far as contacting the DET, I would make a visit to the campus and stop in the DET either sophomore spring or during Junior year. It's never to early to show demonstrative interest. Don't be shy to ask lots of questions and keep correspondence.
    MIT / Harvard's DET is awesome too!
     
  7. Bear-

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    pv123,

    pmed you

    And how do I get that Green Smiley Face off of this post.

    -Bear
     
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    well... as you know Yale denies admission to 13 applicants for every one it approves. If you take out the athletic and ethnic hooks, its more like 17 denials for every unhooked applicant it admits.

    So... work YOUR hook, which is NROTC. If you're hooked, the odds go up to at least 1 in 4.

    Now, look at this from the perspective of the Yale admissions committee. Of the 30,000 or so applicants, about 27,000 will have SAT over 2100, several very strong ECs, and GPA above 3.8 unweighted with a good % of those classes being AP, IB or Honors. So, exactly HOW do the adcoms pick the one in 17 unhooked?

    The point is, emphasize what is really unusual about you, which is your desire to serve as a Naval Officer. You will add a spice, a flavor, a perspective that the vast majority of applicants will not possess. Your NROTC participation, along with your Legacy status, will go a long way toward differentiating you. So, work the NROTC angle for all its worth. Ride it hard and put it away wet. Have no shame.

    Oh, and as to the NROTC scholarship, I'm certain that NETC would approve many, many more scholarships for use at Yale than it has applicants who have been accepted into Yale (or H). Get into Yale, and the good folks at NETC will soon treat you like a best friend.
     
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    pmed you about hook.
     
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    Just checked it out, very cool thanks for link.

    Bear
     

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