A few awesome things I learned about the Naval Academy:
1) A typical student's day begins at 6am and ends at midnight (classes, drills, sports and studying). Summers are not off.
2) A maximum of 25% can enter the Marines from the academy. This has been maxed out every year for the last number of years.
3) Rather than dropping, applicants spiked after 9/11. After the academy, they head off to a minimum of 5 years of service.
These young men and women are amazing.