Re: The only reason to have a Starfleet Academy...
I always wondered why there was only one Academy though. For such a large Federation I would think you would have more then one place to teach people.
They may have had other campuses, but cadets were required to complete at least a portion of their education in San Francisco.
"Many things seem clever to an imbecile." --Captain Thelin th'Valrass, USS Enterprise-- "The Chimes at Midnight"