As I'm narrowing my college list down, it's getting harder to prefer one college over another. So pretty much the deciding factor for me is which ROTC program do I want to be apart of. For me, I am talking about AFROTC, but I want this thread to be applicable to anyone. So any branch of ROTC is fine. I was wondering what are the factors that might make some ROTC programs more preferable than others. Such as: Size of Detachment. Does it really matter? A larger program might offer you more opportunities, but a smaller one might allow for a closer knit community and better relationship with your Cadre. Obviously this is opinion based and people can prefer different things, but I was looking up different things about what makes an experience better and couldn't find anything that really laid it all out and told me what to look for when I visit a college or ask about the detachment. This thread is (hopefully) to people who are serious about ROTC and want it to play a large role in their college experience so they want an ROTC program that will give them the best opportunity for success (i.e. either being in leadership positions or a better chance to commission. <- if that's even able to be quantified) but also a good experience.