New Mexico Military Institute - Review #6

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New Mexico Military Institute

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School: 1977-1980
Sports and Activities:NMMI has JROTC for high school and ROTC for college. I am a 1LT in JROTC and a SSG in the Corps of Cadets. I am also in varsity tennis and am a cheerleader.
College Enrolled:N/A
Home Town, State: Racine, WI

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
New Mexico Military Institute is special because it has been around for 125 years and the barracks (dorms) are considered a national monument. They can only be repaired, not taken down. This makes the living experience comfortable and a memorable experience. Everyone has one other roommate that they share their room with and every stoop has a bathroom that they share. Even though these facilities are shared there is still a lot of space for each individual person. Living on campus is nice because all of the academic buildings are so close so it makes getting to class on time easy.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
This school has helped me to become more confident in who I am and it has also helped me to be more independent, since I am 1000 miles away from home. I am from Wisconsin and had to get used to a lot of things moving here. I have also learned many important traits about leadership and how to be a good leader to those around me. This school has over prepared me for my future and it is the best choice I have made yet.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
My advice is do not get into trouble or get caught doing anything stupid in your rooms or off campus because people will find out and you can get kicked out of the school or get into big trouble.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I like how many memories I have here and how many experiences I have.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
My words of wisdom are, make sure to always have food in your room and sleep as much as possible.


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Academics are hard here at NMMI because the classes are all college preparatory. If a student is having problems with their classes there is so much help that they can get. Teachers come early in the morning for tutoring sessions with the students. There is also a mandatory study hall from 7-9:30 p.m. The students can go to the library and there are student tutors there that can help as well.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Everyone is very involved here with the athletics. Every football game is mandatory to attend for the cadets and a few volleyball games.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
As for music there is a band here and they are their own troop. Every march by we have they play the drums and we all stay in step that way. During the parades they also do this and they play the army song, the fight song, and the national anthem. The people that join band here also get a scholarship for the school.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I like NMMI's extra curricular activities because there is such a big variety of them.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
The thing I like most about living in the dorms here is that you make long life relationships with people that you probably wouldn't have if you just saw them at school.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
I like our mess hall because there is such a big variety for every meal. There is a vegetarian section and there is always fresh fruit and salad. They always have a hot breakfast every morning as well. The best part is that everything is included in the tuition, so it is free.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
New Mexico Military Institute is located in Roswell New Mexico. This part of the country has a dessert like climate but when winter comes around the weather gets very interesting and we have rain and then sunshine and then snow. I like this because some students have never seen snow in their life and others have not experienced the dessert like conditions. Roswell itself is known for the alien invasion and many tourists come here to see the museums and the crash site. The town also has a beautiful lake so it is not a complete dessert.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
This school has a big diversity of different people. So many people from different countries come here and many of them also get scholarships so they do not have to pay the out of country tuition. Mostly everyone that comes here builds relationships with people from all around the country and the world.

Daily Schedule:

6:15 AMBreakfast Formation
7:45 AMClasses Start
11:45 AMLunch Formation
12:45 AMClasses Resume
3:45 PMSports
6:45 PMAccountability Formation
7:00 PMNight Study Hall
9:30 PMFree time
10:00 PMTAPS. Everyone must be in their room.
6:15 AMBreakfast Formation
8:00 AMCorps Training
12:00 AMLunch Formation
6:00 PMSupper Formation
11:00 PMTAPS
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