I have always worked hard and pushed myself during my high school career so I could attend the top universities such as UPenn and Stanford or Duke but now I have come across the service academies which appear to be equally as prestigious. I had never given a previous thought to these schools before. I am attracted to these schools because I feel it could challenge me both mentally, academically, AND physically. My only concerns are that: I don't know if joining the navy for five years after is something id be interested in doing. (Granted i dont know too much about the navy) I've always seen myself studying for longer and perhaps doing research or starting a job. I'd like to study environmental sciences or marine biology. Will I succeed and be satisfied with the Oceanography major? I have the grades and athletics and community service to succeed I just don't know if I have the right mindset.