NJ MOC Timeline and Competitiveness

Timh53

New Member
Hello,

I am applying to USMA for the class of 2022 and I am from NJ 11. Does anyone know when nominations might be released? Also, is anyone aware of how competitive NJ 11 is for a nomination?
 

mte09876

Member
I know north Jersey is one of the most competitive areas, but at my Senator interview they said that they'll release their nominations mid January after consulting with Representatives' offices.
 
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Artillery

Member
Yea it'll be in January and it's real competitive especially our area just cuz there are so many good schools around the area and so many people want to go.
 

time2

10-Year Member
The issue of competitiveness gets asked a lot and you can search out those discussions on older threads. The reality is you can only apply for a NOM based on where you live and it is unlikely your parents will relocate just to try to 'game' the NOM process to someplace thought to be easier. It is best to assume ALL aspects of the application process are competitive and focus on those things which help to improve your resume.
 
NJ may be crazy competitive, but a fair number of applicants also get accepted from NJ. We seem to have 40-50 new cadets every year coming from NJ which is not to shabby for such a small state.
 

MidwestDad

Member
NJ may be crazy competitive, but a fair number of applicants also get accepted from NJ. We seem to have 40-50 new cadets every year coming from NJ which is not to shabby for such a small state.
Small state but huge population; 12 congressional districts [down from 15 in past decades !!]

Here in MI we only have 14 despite being many times larger than NJ geography wise; we sent 33[?] to USMA for class of '21. So 40 isn't that far out of whack for NJ given the strong academic concentration there.

And as stated median income in NJ is quite high vs national average; big school budgets and very competitive SAT profiles etc. Of course there are those pesky property taxes . . .
 

MidwestDad

Member
Please don't mention property taxes :( especially when you don't use the public school system in your town :( :(
Moved from NJ to MI in 2000, put 2 kids in private school, including local taxes it was lower cost than property taxes alone in NJ.

There is a reason NJ has lost 3 congressional districts and counting . . . folks moving out.
 
I live in NJ (grew up here too) and we homeschooled our 4 from preK - 12. My kids couldn't even use the school library or participate in the sports teams/clubs. Don't get me started on NJ property taxes!

@MidwestDad -I wish moving was an option for us. We told our kids to feel free to move out of state and that we'd follow them. So far the 3 oldest have begun putting down roots in NJ, so I think we are destined to stay here. Sigh. At least we can buy decent bagels here - when we aren't on low carb diets. :)
 

MidwestDad

Member
Irony: both my sons are now in NY. Older DS working and living in NYC. Remaining in-laws etc. all cant wait to flee NJ. I do miss some of the food, not much else.
 

glen

5-Year Member
Irony: both my sons are now in NY. Older DS working and living in NYC. Remaining in-laws etc. all cant wait to flee NJ. I do miss some of the food, not much else.
I grew up in North Jersey .....there is a reason that most colleges and universities out of state report large number of students come from ....New Jersey. Best of luck.
 

mom3boys

10-Year Member
I enjoyed my visit to Bookreader's home last spring...but omg, how expensive it is for you all! You guys pay more in taxes than we do for our mortgage! Maybe every school in the state is awesome and that's what you get for the money, so that's good...in GA we have pockets of excellence and pockets of just terrible...but we pay about 10% of what you pay...and we don't have snow. Maybe the high taxes are for snow removal?
 
In NJ , we also have great schools (and some are really top notch - there's a reason why NJ is such a competitive state when it comes to the SAs) and some absolutely horrible ones (our major cities are an academic mess). But our high taxes come from some really huge buckets of pork. Sigh.
 

adt98

Member
I still haven’t heard anything from NJ 11 but I have a friend who applied to usna (with conditional loa) and just found out she got NJ11 nomination and has her appointment. Not sure if they already sent them out
 
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