United States Military Academy Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (5)
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.
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.
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.