Best Mil college other than the academies?




 
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January 21st, 2006  
Jedo
 

Topic: Best Mil college other than the academies?


Well I know for sure I wont be accepted into the academies.

If you had to choose one, where would you go?

I heard best one is Virginia Mil Institute... but im not sure..
January 21st, 2006  
Insight
 
 
What makes you think you won't get accepted to an Academy? From your profile it shows you're only 14. I can't imagine anything that can't be overcome before you are eligible to attend.
January 22nd, 2006  
webs
 
 
check out the citadel, you might like it, personally, i like VMI more.
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January 23rd, 2006  
msgtmedleyusmc
 
 
If you are not going to go to one of the service academies (thought I agree with Insight that you shouldn't give up, if that is a goal) you should consider your other life goals and how these other military academies will fit in to it.

I am very familiar with VMI and pretty familiar with the Citadel. Both are fine schools, but they do not have excellent academic reputations (VMI is better than the Citadel). If you think you might want to go to graduate school one day, for example, you might consider better academic schools with ROTC programs. At least make sure that the mil. academies in question have the course of study that interests you.

OTOH, both these schools have fine traditions and rabid alumni. They tend to help their own and your network for future non-military careers will be outstanding.
January 23rd, 2006  
Team Infidel
 
 
New Mexico Military Institute. This is a 2 year military Jr. College. You can get your commission after two years and enjoy the rest of your college experience without the hassle of having to worry about ROTC.
January 23rd, 2006  
gigabrain
 
 
dont forget Norwich
January 23rd, 2006  
Nachos
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jedo
Well I know for sure I wont be accepted into the academies.

If you had to choose one, where would you go?

I heard best one is Virginia Mil Institute... but im not sure..
IMO, I'd look for one that offers a great education yet has a high pertcentage of female students. I'd stay clear of a school that doesn't allow females. It's good to think about one's career, it's better if one thinks of that and lives a little in the mean time... after all: all work and no play makes jack a dull boy.

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January 24th, 2006  
Insight
 
 
I think the academies offer the best academic and military education in one package. Plus the price is right.
January 24th, 2006  
RnderSafe
 
 
Get back on topic.
January 24th, 2006  
AJChenMPH
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Team Infidel
New Mexico Military Institute. This is a 2 year military Jr. College.
You can also add Valley Forge Military Academy to that list.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Team Infidel
You can get your commission after two years and enjoy the rest of your college experience without the hassle of having to worry about ROTC.
You might want to double-check that -- I was always under the impression you had to finish out college w/ ROTC or go through one of the service academies to get your commission.

EDIT: so I looked on NMMI's site -- it's confusing. They say you get your commission after two years, but all the ROTC scholarships I looked at on their site said you had to have a bachelor's degree, and I don't think a junior college can issue a bachelor's degree. So your best bet is to email the ROTC contacts at those respective schools and get the straight deal from them.