Hi all, I'm currently a junior in high school and the time to apply for colleges and get things like that sorted is nearing. I would like to commission into the Army, and I originally was going to go to the University of North Texas and participate in their fairly small ROTC program, however, my counselor suggested military colleges could be a great fit for me and what I'm looking for while getting a degree. I have absolutely fallen in love with everything about VMI, however, I noticed the acceptance rate varies greatly with VMI at 53% and The Citadel at 75%. As well as the cost for out of state tuition is quite a big difference at $56,919 and $35,000 or so respectively. I was led to believe both schools essentially produce the same product, so why is VMI more expensive and selective? Do any parents or former students have any advice in terms of the cost for someone coming out of state?