The best college in America has an 11:30 p.m. curfew. It doesn’t allow alcohol in the dorms, which must be kept meticulously clean. Students have to keep their hair neat, their shoes shined, their clothes crisply pressed. They also receive a world-class education, at no cost, and incur no debt–except for a duty to their country.
The college, of course, is the U.S. Military Academy, or West Point, and it tops our second-annual ranking of America’s Best Colleges, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. In this report, the CCAP ranks 600 undergraduate institutions based on the quality of the education they provide, the experience of the students and how much they achieve.
Doesn’t surprise me that a military academy would be the best. The Air Force Academy came in at a very decent 7th place though so I guess they can’t complain too much. Where’s the Navy you ask? Well, I don’t know but I expect it involved an unfortunate shore leave incident and some time in the brig.