Historically, has it been difficult to fill N/ROTC units at universities with selective admissions because the scholarship is separate from admissions, and recipients end up being denied admission or they do not even apply to the selective university because they do not fall within their high range of admissions stats? Why don't N/ROTC units have influence over admissions similar to athletic coaches tasked with selecting their teams? If the military units wants these students, shouldn't the universities want them admitted the same way they want impressive recruited athletes? Does it really just boil down to money to the university, or are the N/ROTC units not being fully supported by these elite universities? With a scholarship in hand, and assuming a particular N/ROTC unit at a selective school has met with and wants a student as part of their unit and the student has suitable credentials for the school, why can't they just say to admissions, "Hey, we want this kid." And if it does happen at some or all of the schools, why is it so secretive when the athletics departments do it so blatantly?