I wouldn't trade my Ring or Degree from The Citadel for a Billion Dollars. This school is one of the few institutions on this planet that make you earn everything, there's no participation award. From Day One, you have to wake up and prove your worth. The system, when run correctly, makes men out of boys that then go on and make contributions in the Civilian and Military world. Honor which is a lost trait in this country is the central pillar of everything, when you get out you will be one of the few that tries earnestly to be honorable in the way you live and conduct yourself. If you are considering VMI, Norwich, A&M, or VT go to The Citadel because it will change everything about you over the course of four years, and I can honestly say it is the toughest freshman year on this planet.