Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Dad, Oct 20, 2011.
How many appointments are offered each year at West Point? Has it decreased recently? Thanks.
This is a thread from a couple of months ago that may have some information in it: http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?p=204693#post204693
Hopefully buff81 will chime in and pass along the official word from West Point.
Last year, the class was smaller as the Corpss has reached its authorized end-strength. This year's class is projected to be similar in size.
Thanks. Exactly what I was looking for.
Class sizes - From Admissions Parent Briefing in March
What I learned from the admissions officer back in March when my son (currently a plebe) spent the night is below. The actual 2015 admission number was 1249.....
The class of 2015 will be in the 1250 range. This was the number quoted by the Admissions officer giving the briefing. One person there was still looking for an appointment for his son. While I wouldn't tell folks to give up hope, the person was told that if his son hadn't received an Appointment yet, they should be seriously looking at "plan b" = ROTC. It was also stressed that if you don't get in the first year (straight out of high school), don't give up if you really want it. A significant number (around 20% is the number I remember) of cadets get in with a time break between high school and their entry.
The class of 2016 will be in the 1100 range. Army force reductions planned post Iraq/Afghanistan are evidently in the offing. The estimated total reduction is in the 40,000 range (as I remember). Officer promotions (which usually occur at the 3 yr point) may now occur a little later - 3.5 yr.
The Class of 2016 size goal that I've heard is 1200, 25 less than 2015.
There is a sad story as to why that number was 1249 and not 1250 as originally published. (And was still listed that way on some R-day docs).
A better way to put it is: There were 1250 appointments, but one did not make it to R-day... Instead he was buried as a member of the USMA Class of 2015.
And then to lose another 2015 cadet before A-day was extremely sobering.
In the midst of all the college app mindset we sometimes have to remember that USMA is not just about the admissions numbers.
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