NROTC at Savannah State University

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by raulkingviera, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. raulkingviera

    raulkingviera 5-Year Member

    Jul 9, 2010
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    I have been doing research for schools that offer NROTC. I came across SSU, which is an in-state school for me. Also I was reading on their site that they admitted somewhere around 40 candidates into the program via the NROTC scholarships. My question is, is this somewhere near the average for all NROTC units?
    And also I checked their statistics on the GPAs and test scores of people admitted to SSU and it is in my range, but are the NROTC scholarship statistics different? Is it more competitive than actually applying for SSU?
    Im thinking about applying to:
    The Citadel
    Thanks ahead of time:thumb:
  2. gojack

    gojack .... 5-Year Member

    Jul 1, 2010
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    Couple questions for you:
    -What is your GPA , Class Rank, SAT/ACT etc.,?
    -What's your intended Major? Navy is specific
    -Are you considering other ROTC programs or just Navy?
    -Are you considering the Navy as a career?
    -You are applying for a ROTC scholarship, so is cost a big concern?

    I would think your first decision is between Military College, Traditional 4 yr University or HBCU.
    Huge difference between all of your choices.

    The Citadel and University of Florida are top rated schools.
    Nothing against SSU but it's not close academically.
    (Which should make maintaining a GPA easier at SSU)

    An advantage of the small cadet class size at SSU, it offers you more chances to be in leadership positions.

    An advantage to HBCU's is that they offer special scholarships <LINK>
    Clark, Spelman and Morehouse in Atlanta are all GA HBCU's offering NROTC
    in Alabama looks like they offer a great Navy ROTC scholarship
    (maybe at any HBCU?)

    I believe a University ROTC program must graduate around ten or more cadets a year to be considered viable.

    Personally, I think you get a better education in a smaller school, where you get to know your teachers - but that's just me.
    If you are going to make it a career, you should be going to grad school later anyway, go for a bigger name school then.
    (and concentrate on a really good GPA for your B.S. degree)
    Top of your class at a smaller school beats failing at a huge school every time.

    ROTC Scholarships are not related to college admission, college is looking at academics, Navy is looking for future leaders.

    College admissions and ROTC scholarships are two separate steps.
    It is possible;
    A) You could be accepted at a University and not get a ROTC scholarship to it.
    B) You could get a ROTC scholarship at a school and not be accepted to it.

    You and yours need to visit the school, you need to feel comfortable there.
    You are better off in an environment where you can excel, and that is about you - not the school.
    I meet Gen Colin Powell once (funny story), he graduated from lowly City College (not The Academy) and made 4 stars, it's what you make of yourself.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2010

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