Culver Academies - Review #1

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Culver Academies

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
Sports and Activities:
I was the president of a student org for Latin and Hispanic. I also participated in horse back riding and as well As an altar service for catholic mass (they do offer mass for every single religion) and as well I was a base for the cheerleader squad.
College Enrolled:
Loyola university of chicago
Home Town, State:

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
There is a vast international student acceptance which allows you to learn other cultures. Is also a very good school because it teaches you the importance of manners and routines (this is because is a military academy). The campus is unique as we had a parade field over 20 tennis courts, a great and super cool lake. Horseback farm and a very nice and comfy library.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I met great people who to this day I still have a close relationship with. They are from all over the world such as Mexico, Korea (south), china, Vietnam, America, Spain, Nigeria.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Just be prepared to work hard and do what you need to do. I think I would have preferred to do something more productive than lack of my first year. However, I still graduated and im pursuing my degree. Just be confident and give your best all the time.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The diversity. It was amazing meeting people from all over the world and being able to learn their culture. No other place I was going to be able to find good friends and learn more about their country and their culture
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Go for troop A so you can ride horses. Do not miss any building on campus. You got 4,3, or 2 years to do so. Go and meet everyone in there. Go and try the food. Go and play a sport. Go and have fun. Go and act/play instruments. Just go there.


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The teachers are very caring. They want you to succeed and go to college. The classes are challenging but if you are willing to put the effort is possible to maintain a really good GPA. I took chemistry, math, biology, humanities, language (French), and many other classes that can easily boost your resume for some amazing schools. Is not competitive at all (unless you take college level classes)


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Is amazing. Many sport (hockey, polo, rowing, skeet, etc) very wide amount of sports to play on campus. I love doing cheerleader as it kept me building my strength and make me a more fit person.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
We have a very nice auditorium where every four weeks a concert/show was hosted. Students don’t pay for access but parents do. Music building where there were piano rooms, a band squadron (which is what you'll Do for parades by playing some really good music to make it easier to the other battalions to march).

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
You can work out, you can act for musicals, you can play instruments, you can rest by the lake maxinckukee and go downtown culver for a nice walk/lunch on weekends (if you are underclassmen) and during weekdays (if you are upper classmen).

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Girls live by the west side of campus and boys in the east. There are 8 dorms for girls which are very nice and comfy (from what I heard my OMD good girl friends) and for boys there are 4 buildings in which you will be living with your battalion. Is very nice and comfy and as a tradition you will be forced to do military tactics such as cleaning, dusting, greeting your upperclassmen.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
There's these two meals they offered in the cafe that you must try (if they still serve them)1) general two chicken and rice (my favorite) 2) baked ziti (my 2nd favorite)They also had a salad bar, desserts, and in case you do not want some food of the day (because they only serve one kind of food per meal) you can go to the shack which is this small restaurant under the mess hall where you can purchase burgers, fries, and other fast food items using dollars.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Is very small. No McDonald. Only a subway and three other small restaurants. There is a supermarket and a cvs. Couple events happening throughout the year and you can attend them. There is a church as well and a nice shore where you and your friends can go and sit down.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
It is very social. You will find friends from all over the world. You can hang out with them and have really good times. Is also possible to study together in the library and swim in the indoors swimming pool.

Daily Schedule:

6:00 AM
Wake up call
7:00 AM
8:15 AM
First and second class
11:30 AM
12:30 AM
Thrid and fourth class
3:15 PM
Office hours
4:00 PM
6:00 PM
8:00 PM
Study hours
10:00 PM
Sleep time
9:00 AM
Wake up
10:00 AM
12:00 AM
Video game
3:00 PM
Hang out with friends
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
Walk around
6:00 PM
Diner or order pizza
9:00 PM
10:00 PM
Talk for a bit
12:00 AM
No wifi time to sleep
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Alumni Reviews Review School

Culver Academies Alumni #1
Class of 2016
5.00 1/16/2020
Loyola university of chicago
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Culver Academies Alumni #2
Class of 2015
5.00 1/13/2020
Florida State University
One unique aspect of Culver is the requirement of a senior service project for graduation. Personally, I made the most out of this opportunity and took a trip to Morocco to give aid to the. . .
Culver Academies Alumni #3
Class of 2017
5.00 6/29/2019
Rowan University
Culver's leadership development programs make it unique among boarding schools. Students are required to enroll in leadership development classes and participate in the leadership system. For boys this takes the form of the military system. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 835 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $61,000
  • Acceptance rate: 49%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update