The United States Naval Academy is a four-year program for men and women to receive a bachelor of science degree as well as a position as an Ensign in the United States Navy or a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. Forbes listed the “more selective” university as #1 in Public Colleges and #20 in Top Colleges overall. The academy, established in Annapolis, Maryland, is the second oldest of the nation’s service academies. These officers-in-training study on a campus known as “The Yard” and their tuition is paid in full by the US Navy.
I would rate this institution as a B+. The atmosphere is great, the friendships forged here are amazing and the level of intelligence among the midshipmen is incredible at times. The only problem I have with this place is the greatly varied and sometimes flawed leadership within the company and above. Your company officer and upper-class really play a major role in the environment.
Alex from Arnold, MD
For me, I divide everything about all service academies into fluffy and techie stuff. Fluffy: this is a beautiful school where so many amazing people have come before you, the hallowed ground idea. Techie: it's free, you have the honor of serving your country, and you have a job with minimal to no debt out of college.