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