As a candidate for the class of 2022, I have been asking around about peoples thoughts and experiences about USAFA. After talking to cadets and cadets who were dropped and ROTC cadets and ROTC instructors, I have heard a lot of negative ideas about the Academy not being worth the effort, not being any better than a 4 year university (which I am already attending), and not as great as one might think the Academy is. I have wanted to go to the Academy for a year now and after working my a$$ off training for my CFA (exceeded the goal in every section today), maintaining good grades in high school and college, and adding extracurriculars and sports to improve my application, it is hard to not get discouraged about my goal not being as good as I think it will. I would love to hear peoples opinions on the positive and negative sides of the Academy, and why they (or someone close to them) chose to attend the Academy. Was it a good choice or a bad choice? I'd appreciate all input.