Just so all you current Domer’s are aware, in my day there was only the regiment and everyone got a license. Each class started with roughly 150 cadets and by the end of four years roughly half and typically less than half were left at graduation. The school was in horrendous disrepair and was quite frankly going to go under if nothing was done. What was done shortly after I left really resurrected the school. I’ve been back and seen the difference just in the facilities and it is remarkable. It’s always going to be a miserable place to attend (especially in the winter) but if you are there to get a license and come out into the industry, do it. Who cares if there are some other people there that are, for whatever reason, at a maritime school to learn how to work in an office.
Maybe it was better when it was a shithole but I doubt it. Power through, get yourself a commercial cadet berth while KP is in kumbaya training, and prepare to live the rest of your life. It’s actually pretty good once you leave that gate for the last time.