So, I never thought I would ever have to make this decision; however, I have recently been accepted to USMA, as well as USNA from a month earlier. My background: I have been pursuing USMA for 6 years, and it has always been my first choice. When I got the call from my congressman's office, it was as if a childhood dream had become reality. However, over the past year, I have been also feeling a pull towards USNA. After careful research, I have concluded that USNA, with its diverse choices, would be best for my future career, family, and potentially even safety. Thus, logic compells me to pick Annapolis. That being said, it simply doesn't "feel" right. A wise man once told me that for any difficult decision, just flip a coin. You will know the answer the millisecond before the coin lands. Well, when I flipped the coin, I hoped for West Point. The question is simple: should I follow my heart and choose USMA or follow my brain and choose USNA. O, the paradox of choice...! One final note, please do not say the generic such as "figure out which service suits you best" or "where do you see yourself in 10 years." I am perfectly fine going into the Army or the Navy, and I can imagine myself with a career in either. I would, however, definitely appreciate some insight regarding the culture of each academy and how the cadets/midshipman feel about their school, or just life in general. Sorry for the double post, as I would like input from both sides, and thank you all for reading and contributing.