The United States Naval Academy is a 4-year service academy in Maryland’s state capital of Annapolis. The academy grants bachelor’s degrees in 25 academic majors and all Navy students are classified with the rank of midshipmen during their time on campus, graduating as Ensigns in the United States Navy or a Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Following graduation, all students are required to spend five years of service in the Navy or Marines. All new students are indoctrinated into the Navy through a program of exercise and training known as Plebe Summer.
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.