I am applying for both service academies and ROTC scholarships, but if I were to go the ROTC route, I am unsure of whether or not to attend a Senior Military College. Ultimately, my goal is to serve active duty in the military, but at the same time, I want to go to a college that has superb academics and the majors I want. Ideally, I would want to go to a SA to get the military lifestyle AND top-of-the-line academics, but as far as ROTC goes, I am trying to decide which aspect is more important to me. Right now, my top picks for SMCs are VMI and the Citadel and my top regular ROTC schools are UNC Chapel Hill and the College of William and Mary. Lately, I have been leaning more towards the academic side, but what do you all think? Thanks.