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United States Coast Guard Academy

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Great school. It will bring out your best because you are asked to work hard!
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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While the Academy gets a bad rapport aboutQuite BrightCivil Engineering
While the Academy gets a bad rapport about being one of the least "fun" schools to go to, with the right attitude you can enjoy it. Yes Swab summer (Basic training) is incredibly hard and so is 4/c (Freshman year) but the longer you are there the better the school is to you and the more you can enjoy it.

The academics are hard but they're really what you'/d expect for a school with less than a 15% acceptance rate.

On a brighter note the campus is beautiful and on the water! Overall the Coast guard Academy is worth it for any student. You get an education valued at over $400,000 for free as well as a guaranteed job paying around $65,000 (salary plus housing and living expenses). Not to mention an extensive Alumni network of over achievers. Finally you are SERVING your COUNTRY as well as the environment and the World!

1st Year Male -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A+, Individual Value: B-
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Ever since I was a high school freshmanQuite BrightPolitical Science
Ever since I was a high school freshman I dreamed of going here. I got into the AIM program and then got an LOA which guaranteed me a spot at the academy. First the good:

1. The school work will challenge you. The swab summer will push you farther than you thought was possible. You will meet the best students and faculty in the nation. They will inspire you to be a better person. Your shipmates will be your second family. You will graduate debt free and an excellent and fulfilling job in the best coast guard in the world.

Now the bad 2. I transferred from the academy because it really wasn't for me. I love and admire the service and academy. It just wasn't for me. First, swab summer will be pure hell. The worst ever. Days wi feel like years.

1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Social Life: F
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