There were alot of posts from many young guys. So this is for all of you. If you are even slightly considering the academies, I would look into the IAW for WP or the summer semniar for AF and navy. Traditionally the Navy summer program is known to be the toughest, then WP then AF. (not acceptance rate, but I mean, how hard they push you)
for myself before I applied and attened the summer programs I was gung-ho for AF, however once you live a week at each academy (one at AF and one at WP, for me) you really get to know what type of atmosphere each academy has. WP cadets and AF cadets are totally different from each other and so is the campus/attitudes/environment.
before any one makes a hastey decision on what academy they would like to persue, or even thinking about atteneding an academy, look into these summer programs.
If you are a junior, you have to apply, I think some time before febuary of your junior year. If any one reads this and is interested leave post, and I'm sure other people can vouch for the summer seminar