i helped train the cadets at west point by shooting my M4 at them. they seem really smart and learn fast about being the future leaders their supposed to be. i've also seen what the actual west point campus looks like and the class they take. im pretty sure they have good courses there and training.
It's worth noting that your life doesn't end if you don't go to college. I'm sure over there experience is still worth more than qualification so if everything falls apart, don't even bother with college. Get some work experience down you instead. There's no reason to be scared over applying to college.