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United States Air Force Academy


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Recent Reviews

Alexandra
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school, however strenuous and taxing on the mind and body. The academics are very tough but the class size is sm...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school, however strenuous and taxing on the mind and body. The academics are very tough but the class size is small and the teachers are available from 6am to 10pm. The athletics are great and the athletic facilities are nice, I recommend joining a club because it can be easy to become cynical if you stay in your room all day, do something to get out and about here, make friends.

Graeme
What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you want to be successful and are willing to put in the work for it, the Air Force Academy could be a good place for you. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you want to be successful and are willing to put in the work for it, the Air Force Academy could be a good place for you. Academics will be challenging, as well as adapting to the harsh military life of a "doolie" (first year), but the opportunities while you are attending school at the Academy and post graduation are unparalleled. Would highly recommend applying.

Thang
What is your overall opinion of this school?

As an institution, the Air Force Academy presents some of the most worthwhile educational and career opportunities in the Uni...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As an institution, the Air Force Academy presents some of the most worthwhile educational and career opportunities in the United States, despite minor flaws in the system. Very small classes coupled with dedicated, readily available instructors creates a learning environment unparalleled by other colleges and universities. Access to Air Force resources, funding, and research also provides for unique experiences in many different fields. Following graduation, the Air Force guarantees a career and even offers chances to become doctors, lawyers, engineers, and pilots. Some aspects of institutional leadership get involved in the politics of power and worry about public image to a degree that inhibits the Air Force Academy's mission, to a certain extent. However, these small flaws are overshadowed by the powerful experiences and opportunities that are available here.

Colin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

As an institution, the Air Force Academy presents some of the most worthwhile educational and career opportunities in the Uni...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As an institution, the Air Force Academy presents some of the most worthwhile educational and career opportunities in the United States, despite minor flaws in the system. Very small classes coupled with dedicated, readily available instructors creates a learning environment unparalleled by other colleges and universities. Access to Air Force resources, funding, and research also provides for unique experiences in many different fields. Following graduation, the Air Force guarantees a career and even offers chances to become doctors, lawyers, engineers, and pilots. Some aspects of institutional leadership get involved in the politics of power and worry about public image to a degree that inhibits the Air Force Academy's mission, to a certain extent. However, these small flaws are overshadowed by the powerful experiences and opportunities that are available here.

Patrick
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school but bad food and some bad culture. Would highly recommend everyone to look at this school and give it a chance, ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school but bad food and some bad culture. Would highly recommend everyone to look at this school and give it a chance, because the opportunities after graduating are well above anything you could ever imagine. There’s even a small amount of money given to students every month.

Catherine
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The Air Force Academy is a balance of academics, athletics and military training. Because of this, it's at times difficult t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The Air Force Academy is a balance of academics, athletics and military training. Because of this, it's at times difficult to focus on academics . There are great opportunities to study abroad, attend flying training and hone leadership skills . Students have a guaranteed job as a commissioned officer upon graduating and are very fulfilled after the hard work put into their four year academy experience despite forfeiting the typical college scene.

Jessica
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The Air Force Academy is an extremely challenging environment with immeasurable demands and rigors. Students are expected to ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The Air Force Academy is an extremely challenging environment with immeasurable demands and rigors. Students are expected to meet high standards in academics, fitness, and military performance. There are engineering and science-based core classes that are required to graduate, as well as a mandatory water survival course, swim course, other PE classes, intramurals, and four fitness tests a year. Each student/cadet has a military job and additional responsibilities to complete outside of fitness and academics. Overall the academy demands a lot out of its cadets but to graduate is an honor.

Hunter
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Free education, 100% job securty after graduation. Engineering and aeronautical engineering.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Free education, 100% job securty after graduation. Engineering and aeronautical engineering.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Control your time; when you get to college you will realize how hard it is to manage everything. High school is easy compared to college, so spend your time wisely and do all of your homework. Getting a 4.0 GPA is easy if you just try. Don't make excuses and put homework off until the last minute. Talk to your teachers and get to really know them; it is them who will write reference letters for the colleges you want to go to. For academics, work hard now and reap the benefits later. As for the social aspect of high school, the best advice I can give you is don't burn any bridges. High school drama is to menial to make enemies over. Make up with the people that hurt you and do your best not to hurt anyone else. For all you know, they might be the next CEO of Apple and will remember your name when you apply for a job there. Lastly, have fun. You will look back and remember the fun times you spent with friends and family. Make it worth remembering.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Determined, organized, and strong-willed.

Benjamin
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Being a military academy, this school is very different than any state college or university. There are different expectation...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Being a military academy, this school is very different than any state college or university. There are different expectations and standards required of cadets. You are expected to excel academically, as well as militarily and athletically or risk being disenrolled. The academic year is long and summers are occupied with military training other than three weeks of leave. The bonds you will make with classmates are second to none, however, because of the trials and tribulations you will go through together. It is a great opportunity for anyone looking to do something special with their life.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Whatever you do, do it for yourself, and yourself alone. Do not make a decision based on what others may think or want you to do. Where you go to school is a big decision that will impact the rest of your life. It's where you will likely spend the next four plus years of your life, so do all of the research you can. Have a wide view. Do not focus solely on one school, because there's no way to fully understand a college until you've been there and been in the environment. Try to look past all of the glamour each school tries to put off and see into the every day lives of people there. If you can, get an honest opinion from someone going through it. Key word honest. Too often people give the casual " this is a great place" but it is important to dig deeper and find what actually makes it great, or perhaps doesn't. Be open to new ideas. College is something you have never experienced before, and it's going to be very different, so approach it with an open mind.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you are not a driven, committed, relentless individual, do not come to this school. You will be pushed to your furthest mental and physical boundaries and beyond. Do not come to this school expecting it to be easy. If you lack integrity, do not come to this school because you will be expected to hold yourself to the highest level of character. If you do not like challenges or being pushed, this is not the place for you. Remember, military comes before all, and anyone who is not willing to put that first need not come.

Kurt
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to work hard at school, but to spend more time enjoying life as a high schooler. I stressed too much abo...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to work hard at school, but to spend more time enjoying life as a high schooler. I stressed too much about all the AP and honors classes I took back in high school, that if I could go back I wouldn't have taken as many of those courses. The Air Force Academy did not let me validate those courses in which I received AP scores of 4 and 5. Going back in time, I would still choose to go to the Air Force Academy. For this reason and the reason of the Academy not using AP scores, I would not take so many AP classes. I would also go back and tell myself that I wasn't ever going to get faster at track and that I should have continued playing both high school and club soccer! I would have then tried to play for the NCAA team at the Air Force Academy. Sitting behind a desk in the Air Force, I would tell myself that my future interests will change and I will become more passionate about business rather than engineering and math, and that the CampusDiscovery $5000 scholarship changed my life in 2014!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would have known more about the active-duty Air Force.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I brag about the quality of the academics and the quality of the student body, both ethically and academically. The student body is well-rounded and focused on their careers as future Air Force officers.

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