While the beautiful grounds and views of the Hudson River make for an idyllic campus, the U.S. Military Academy isn’t like any traditional college.
The 4,000 students, who are called cadets, don’t spend their afternoons tossing Frisbees or enjoying naps, and you won’t find them eating pizza in the dorm at midnight.
Freshmen, known as plebes, start in August with six weeks of cadet basic training. Reveille is at 6 in the morning, and all cadets come out for formation...
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