As I read through the threads on the USMMA forum, I notice quite a few dedicated to difficult classes (Economics, Physics) that have a "bad" professor slant. There also seems to be a lack of support for students that are actually trying in the forms of professor office hours, tutors, study labs, etc. Hard does not necessarilly equal good and easy does not necessarily equal bad. I had instructors in college that were very hard but I learned the material and I would consider them good. I also had instructors that were hard and even though I got through I didn't feel like I really learned the material. I also had instructors that were easy but I didn't really learn much. The ones that I didn't learn much from are the ones I would consider "bad" irregardlesss of my grade in the class (assuming a high percentage of my classmates also didn't learn a lot). When instructors are failing 30-50% of the class, I tend to believe that is a instructor problem. It is hard to believe that 50% of the students are not trying or are not "smart" enough to understand the material. I am not picking up the same tone from the other academies forums. I also have heard hard but good from students and faculty that I know at one of the other academies. My question: Is the academic quality at KP equal to the quality at the other service academies?