United States Military Academy Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (9)
The curriculum is extraordinarily rigorous. This is made manageable by the amazing professors who are quite literally available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The degree earned is highly respected. The networking opportunities following graduation are second to none.
Bottom line, if you want to be an Army officer, this is the school you should go to. That being said, your experience will be markedly different than your peers who choose to go to a state university or expensive private school. The overall program is very good and very well put together but its certainly not for everyone. You will take more classes in more subjects than anywhere else. Engineers will take tons of social science and physical fitness classes (yes). Psychology majors will take plenty of chemistry, physics, math (including calculus), and 3-5 engineering classes. Everyone will take foreign language. Unless you play football or some other well known sport quite well you will also march around a couple times a week and play a sport not your not so talented at. Meals are mandatory events. Many are miserable the whole time they attend-- but I don't think I've ever met someone not pleased to have graduated.
If you're looking for a school that will challenge you every single day, you've found the right school. From its rigorous academic curriculum to its mandatory physical fitness requirements to its strict military/leadership necessities, West Point's reputation matches its rigor. Those that fail or quit will say its not for them. Those that graduate will say it is one of their most important accomplishments. Frankly, few days at the school were easy and I was thoroughly unprepared when I first started. However, I learned more about who I was as a leader, person, and scholar in those four years than I have in the rest of my life. West Point is a challenge. It takes a special person to succeed there. But the lessons I learned there, I will keep with me forever.
USMA is an amazing opportunity that so few individuals get to experience. While the challenges are intense with the military training and extra requirements the degree you receive and the connections you make are both extremely valuable. All the professors at West Point are extremely interested in getting you all the help you need. The class sizes are small, making it easy to ask questions, and also very easy to be called out if you don't know what you are doing. The actual academic rigor is based a lot on what major you choose, the core classes are difficult, but a engineering major will have a heavier course load than a geography or history major. Be prepared to have a different type of social life than your high school classmates, parties are few and far between and there are copious amounts of rules such as when you can wear non-uniform clothes, and where you can go during your free time. If you have the discipline to get through it, then it is definitely worth it. The connections you make can help you line up jobs in the civilian world if you decide the Army isn't your style after your 5 year commitment.
A college that is great for someone that is already a professional. I was able to get my degree while working full time, to include military deployments. The professors were great to work with and most of them really seemed to care about the quality of education I was receiving from them.
The United States Military Academy is an excellent school for students who want to be professionally developed in the academic, military, and physical domains. There are no institutions like West Point where cadets will be educated and trained to become a commissioned leader of character in the United States Army. Although cadets will constantly be challenged for 4 years, they will be rewarded with no student loans (everything is paid for), guarantee job as an Army Officer, and an excellent education. I definitely recommend the United States of Military Academy to anyone that wants a life-changing 4-year experience!
Superior education and premiere leadership school. Great combination of academics, ethics, athletics...whole person concept. West Point prepares you to lead soldiers and organizations in a complex security environment. Highly recommend this school for anyone aspiring to serve the nation.
It's a great college if you want to be in the Army and get a world class education.
West Point provides one of the broadest degree programs where, regardless of major, all students (called cadets) are required to take core classes in everything from English, Math, Science and History to IT, Psychology, a Foreign Language and even Engineering. Then tack on a major in a subject that interests you (or two); there are over 40 to choose from. Rounding out the program you cannot forget the Military Science classes or the Dept. of Physical Education graduation requirements. And did we mention this is just the academic day that runs from 0730-1600? Days begin much earlier and end much later for cadets. The West Point experience is not something that can be rivaled and is one you truly have to experience, but it is not for the weak of heart. All graduates commission as 2nd Lieutenants in the US Army after graduation. But it is a proud tradition and one that is held dear by members of the Long Gray Line (what grads call the link between all graduates of the institution reaching back to its founding in 1802). Duty. Honor. Country.