What is a Service or Military Academy?
All branches of the the United States Armed Forces have academies or colleges dedicated to providing students with a high caliber education and training for officer commissioning in their repective branches of the military - Air Force, Army, Navy, and Coast Guard. Getting into these prestigious schools is very competitive and requires some extra things that are not needed for applying to other institutions of higher learning. One of the reasons for this is that they are FREE, but do require a military committment after graduation. Read Things to Know to Get Into a Military Service Academy to learn more.
For direct links to each of the Service Academies click on the links below: