United States Air Force Academy
USAF Academy, CO, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
4,276
Total Number of Undergrads
4,276
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Summer Sessions
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
Student:Faculty Ratio
8:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
65%
20-39 Students
34%
0
100
77%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
79%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
59%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
64%
35%
Ethnicity

African American
1%
Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
White
91%
Hispanic
3%

What Students Are Saying

3.71 Average Rating
The classes are really challenging, but the professors are more than willing to spend extra time with you to make sure you understand, and there is a tutoring center open all week that you can visit to get help.
Kathryn from USAF Academy, CO
This school has an incredible academic program. U.S. News and World Report ranked the AFA's undergraduate business management a #1, the undergraduate engineering programs #5, and #3 in Public Liberal Arts College in the country.
Sam from Ladson, SC
The classes are hard, but they are rewarding. The class sizes are small enough that it is possible to have one on one time with your professor. If you need it the teachers are always willing to make time for you.
Sarah from USAFA, CO
The academics alone aren't too difficult. When combined with all the other duties you have to do it becomes tough. There is also a very high level of required core classes, making sophomore year academics challenging in that there are a good number of classes you probably have little to no interest in.
Kojiro from Manchester, ME
Academics are rough! You have a ton of core classes you have to get through until you begin your majors class. You tend to have 5-6 classes per semester. There are scholar classes for the brainiacs. There are a bunch of math and science based classes here, and a good amount of majors to choose from.
Andrea from Usaf Academy, CO
Extremely difficult. We are one of the top institutions in the nation. You have class everyday mixed with your military and athletic duties.
Isaac from U S A F Academy, CO
Academics here are not for the faint of heart. In addition to the military training that occurs cadets usually take six or more classes a semester. Furthermore, since almost everybody here was strong, academically, in high school, instructors grade classes extremely hard. The average GPA for each graduating class dips more than a point from high school to the Academy.

However, despite the difficulty, all the instructors here are here specifically to teach and develop cadets, and are available virtually any time. No instructor has research of their own to worry about, and since the majority of instructors are active duty officers, you can learn much more than school material from them.
Logan from USAFA, CO

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