United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO, USA
3.71 Average Rating

The United States Air Force Academy is a military training institution in central Colorado and the youngest of five American service academies. USAFA confers bachelor’s degrees in 31 academic majors and all students are expected to complete a core curriculum of classes covering an array of subjects. Outside of the classroom, USAFA oversees military training and airmanship programs. For all cadets, the Air Force covers costs for tuition, room, and board and also provides a monthly stipend in exchange for a military service commitment after graduation.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
11%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision December 31, 2019 May 1, 2020
Other December 31, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
7%
Out-Of-State Students
88%
58%
Submitting ACT
42%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
4,336
Total Number of Undergrads
4,336
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
63%
20-39 Students
35%
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100
83%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
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100
84%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
7:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Aid & Grants

Student Loans

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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
71%
29%
Student Organizations
90
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
100%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Falcons
School Colors
Blue/Silver
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mountain West Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Colorado Springs
Washington
Denver
Dallas
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
100%
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What Students Are Saying

3.71 Average Rating
At USAFA, you will be given opportunities that no other college student will ever have, all the while defending the United States. However, you will be pushed far beyond your limits. Come only if you truly want to be here.
Logan from USAFA, CO
It's a challenge, but there is a reward for every challenge you face. It's not meant to be easy, it is meant to help you grow. Here, you discover that you can do so much more than you thought you could.
Kathryn from USAF Academy, CO
One of the most challenging and rewarding colleges in America. The competition is tough, but being surrounded by the best minds in the country will only increase your skill. It provides more opportunities than you could only imagine of having at other schools.
Sarah from USAFA, CO
High quality staff and facilities, as well as extracurricular opportunities. The staff are very willing to work with cadets to help them succeed, sometimes staying, or returning to work, at late hours. Emphasis on academics ensure ample time free of military duties to study every night.
Kojiro from Manchester, ME
This school is not for everyone, however it is definitely worth it. There is a lot of commitment when it comes to joining this academy; you lose more time with friends and family than a student at a normal college, and the academics are quite tough because they are more science based. Overall, a lot of memories are made at this school and although the everyday stresses can get you down sometimes, it is a full scholarship that offers you a full time job when you get out.
Andrea from Usaf Academy, CO
The Air Force Academy is a place that challenges you in all aspects of life. Everything you do here is important and has meaning. You will find who you are and what you represent after going through the four vigorous years here.
Isaac from U S A F Academy, CO

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