Mainly just curious, but why were military schools spelled out in this discussion?
for one thing, military schools arent usually ranked in accordance with civilian schools so its hard to tell....i remember sometime someone did rank them with liberal arts schools and all the academies ended up in the top 10, with annapolis being in the same range as amherst if i recall.
USNews has actually ranked them along with liberal arts schools and they have done fairly well, I just thought it a bit strange that it was being mentioned in a discussion with HYP.[/quote]
The schools rely on a more comprehensive curriculum to create battle-ready soldiers. In many ways they learn significantly more than people at ivies/Mit/Stanford. But the range of academic talent among the student body is much greater at military academies then at the IMS; so some military students may not be as stellar in academics as the average Ivy League student. So we're kinda comparing apples and oranges. I certainly would not think a top student at Harvard or Princeton is in any way better than a top student at West Point or USNA.