West Point is a highly rated public college located in Highlands, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,491 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the West Point acceptance rate is 11%. Popular majors include Business, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering. West Point graduates 85% of its students.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.31 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
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United States Military Academy at West Point Reviews
A big misconception is that West Point fosters development greater than most other colleges, academically, physically, etc. I don’t think West Point actually has a huge role in any of this as designed. There’s a ton of tedium and pains with the Academy, its organization, and its output to its students. The campus is holistically boring, and the days and weeks absolutely grind by. Nonetheless, I owe the extent of my growth partially in reaction. I’m reluctant to say any of this is intentional and systematically developed by West Point. True, it presents you with monumental challenges that you have to overcome, but I feel as though the unintentional challenges shaped me more than any of the actual formulated challenges (summers, big papers, etc). To write off the absolutely depressing and completely miserable atmosphere as a tool to develop leaders is misleading. West Point is *an* option, but the same effect can be done without the level of unadulterated wretchedness unique to it.
Superb education, mission, campus, student body, faculty and military and physical programs! Duty Honor Country permeates every aspect of this leadership development experience like no other. Demands commitment, focus, and effort. Mission is to develop leaders of character for the Army and Nation. If you are about service to the Nation in the Armed Forces there is no better option no bigger challenge! Go Army!
West Point has a superior level of academics that can generally not be found elsewhere. Professors are always available for additional instruction and genuinely care about each student, along with having very small class sizes. Diversity is very wide-ranging with students from every major religion and area of the United States. The school has division 1 athletics with a multitude of clubs and teams to join. The campus is very beautiful with many accessible areas to relax. The mess hall food could be improved but consistently is healthy and nutritious. There is very little partying as there are no fraternities or sororities and this is a military college. It has a very large return on investment with a 100 % guarantee of a job as a second lieutenant upon graduation into the US Army.