First let me say that I am not looking to start a bashing session between two military colleges. What I am really want is some honest discussion on what the two colleges have to offer and why we should look at my son going to one over the other. We have visited VMI and are scheduled to visit the Citadel in the beginning of December. VMI does not have the major my son wanted but he is interested in the international studies or psychology as an option. He is concerned about the fact that the Citadel is not a complete miltary college as it allows civilian students in ... and the concern is that this will dilute the cadet experience. Any thoughts would be helpful as we work through this comparison and decision. I would especially like feedback from cadets and their family members.