Fork Union Military Academy - Review #4

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Fork Union Military Academy

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
Sports and Activities:
I played Varsity Soccer, and was a member of Band Company. I participated in DeMolay as well.
College Enrolled:
Longwood College
Home Town, State:
Woodbridge, VA

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Fork Union's One Subject plan was instrumental in regaining my place among my peers when it came to class standing. The ability to completely focus on one subject for a 8 week semester was absolutely the best. Fork Union also stresses the importance of self discipline and accountability when it comes to maintaining one's grades and classwork. The regimented atmosphere absolutely provides the best environment for study and education.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing that happened to me at Fork Union? Wow. There entire experience of my time a FUMA was something I will never forget and always cherish. My brothers are the best thing about the school. Our shared experience forged our bonds that have stood the test of time.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have gone earlier in my high school career.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The lifelong brothers I have made, and the sense of accomplishment of attending a demanding structured school will stay with me for the rest of my life. Fork Union provides the means and the environment where boys become good men of outstanding moral character.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
My only words of wisdom for those considering attending is this:Leave your attitude and ego at home. Listen to the cadets that have been here the longest. Come prepared to work, and study. It's not easy, and it's not for everyone; but if you complete the journey, you will have done something that only a very select number of men have done.


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The instructors at FUMA are top notch and are willing to go the extra mile, or two, to make sure that each student fully, and completely, understands the material being studied. The class sizes are such that each student can receive the individualized attention that they might require to help them succeed in class. The nightly study sessions are well enforced by the faculty and staff.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Fork Union has some of the best athletic coaches in the country, and the Football program is Nationally recognized. All of the athletic facilities are the best that anyone could expect.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
There was not much of a visual arts program when I attended

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I participated in DeMolay. It is related to the Masons. We had weekly meetings, and once or twice a month went to dances off campus hosted by girl's clubs.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Living in the barracks (dorms) was the BEST! That was where my lifelong friendships were made and the bonds of brotherhood were forged.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The dining hall was not bad. The quality of the food was excellent.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Fork Union is set in a very rural area. The town of Fork Union is quaint and unassuming.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
There are plenty of things to get into at FUMA. There is always a pick up game of basketball, or football going on. We also liked to hang out in our rooms and listen to the latest music, and watch TV.

Daily Schedule:

6:00 AM
6:30 AM
Morning Clean up
7:00 AM
Class formation
9:30 AM
Morning break/Mail call
12:00 AM
3:00 PM
Class day ends
3:30 PM
Drill/Parade practice
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
Recall/Evening formation
7:30 PM
CQ/Study Hall
7:00 AM
7:30 AM
8:00 AM
Morning CQ for inspection
9:00 AM
Formation for Saturday Formal Inspection
9:30 AM
Room Inspections
10:30 AM
Free time
5:00 PM
Dinner Formation
6:30 PM
Free time
10:00 PM
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Alumni Reviews Review School

Fork Union Military Academy Alumni #1
Class of 2017
5.00 8/14/2018
Rutgers University
Fork Union is a tough place to be, but a great place to be from. As a young man you learn accountability, discipline, and how to follow direction.. . .
Fork Union Military Academy Alumni #2
Class of 2007
5.00 8/14/2018
George Mason University
Fork Union will change your son’s life. I’m not exaggerating. I’m not using hyperbole. I have no vested interest in convincing you of this fact. FUMA is a special place, and it will take the. . .
Fork Union Military Academy Alumni #3
Class of 2001
5.00 3/9/2018
Hampden-Sydney College
There is no other school in the country that takes immature boys and turns them into total men. Body/Mind/Spirit are the three core values that FUMA strives to advance, and they do one helluva job. . .
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 300 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $36,600
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $17,800
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update