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College Essay- Air Force and West Point Located in West Point, New York, The United States Military Academy has been training future officers of the Army since 1802. Although West Pont is a public university, the school’s tuition is zero. Over four years of schooling, the cost to attend West Point is zero. It doesn’t cost the students a penny, whether for room and board or books. Being accepted to West Point is the definition of a full ride scholarship. West Point basically offers three types of majors, engineering, foreign cultures and sciences. The most popular majors are engineering, social sciences, foreign languages, literature and linguistics, engineering technologies and business. Some of the top language studies include Russian, Korean and Arabic. This makes sense to me because the countries that pose the biggest threats to us down the road speak one of those languages. West Point also offers summer classes such as parachute jumping, pilot lessons, survival training and numerous classes to keep students busy. Last year 15,171 people applied to West Point. Of those 15,000, 1,200 began this year as freshman. Of the 4,500 students at West Point, seventy-one percent of them are white; nine percent are Hispanic or Latino and seven percent African American. Of the 4,500 young men and women attending West Point, eighty-three percent are male and seventeen percent female. Incoming SAT scores range from 1700 to 2100. West Point places high importance on GPA, extracurricular activities, class rank and SAT and ACT scores. West Point is in a small town with a residential campus. It is located 50 miles outside of New York City, and has its own golf course and ski slope. West Point offers 15 division I sports for men and 10 for wome... ... middle of paper ... ...g, not football. For the past 31 years, the Falcons have won 18 national championships, and have never finished below second in the nation. For football, from 2007 to 2012, Air Force went to 6 consecutive bowls, going 2-4 in those appearances. This school has two long running rivalries, one between Colorado State and the other with Hawaii. Since 1957, CSU and AF have been battling for the Ram-Falcon trophy, and in 1966 started to play for the Kuter trophy against Hawaii. The Air Force Academy holds a special place in my heart, because my dad attended. Growing up so close to the college, my dad and I would go to football games and I loved to atmosphere. The campus is so beautiful and is so close to family that this is a very real possibility for a college. I want to be a Combat Rescue officer and going to the Academy would be a huge stepping-stone towards that goal.

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