About United States Air Force Academy

Founded in 1954, United States Air Force Academy. is a Public college. Located in Colorado, which is a city setting in Colorado, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 4,237 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The United States Air Force Academy Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 182 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at United States Air Force Academy include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate15%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range1220-1410
ACT Range27-33

Admissions at USAFA are considered Most Selective, with ,26% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

97% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 80% were in the top quarter, and 55% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at United States Air Force Academy.

United States Air Force Academy REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    22 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    7 Students rated off-campus housing 1.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    39 Students rated campus food 2.7 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    38 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    38 Students rated class size 4.9 stars. 89 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    38 Students rated school activities 4.6 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    39 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    38 Students rated academics 4.9 stars. 92 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of United States Air Force Academy?

8 Students rated United States Air Force Academy


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.


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.


If you are the sort of individual who is highly motivated, determined, collaborative, and puts integrity first in their life, this is the school for you. In my 4 years here, I was challenged physically, emotionally, and mentally beyond anything I could imagine. My character was continuously tested. I had to possess stellar time management and prioritization skills to balance academics, athletics, and extracurricular requirements. I grew faster and further as a person than at any other point in my life. The United States Air Force Academy was the most difficult chapter of my life, but well worth it!


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.

United States Air Force Academy FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at United States Air Force Academy?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for United States Air Force Academy is 15%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

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

    Visit the school at least twice!! Once is not enough! Talk to a few, not only one, student attending that university

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  3. 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.

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  4. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A pacifist or someone against the military.

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

    I went to a truly unique school that I do not even consider "college" or a university. It gave me a strong sense of direction and a solid set of values I have carried with me to a new school.

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  6. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    That one can be kicked out purely because the class needs to be smaller.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The U.S. Air Force Academy was very strict and often treated us like children. It was terrible, but understandable because they are trying to produce top-notch individuals who are ready to take on the leadership roles in the Air Force. That and the 4:1 guy to girl ratio made it tougher.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Rule Oriented, Future Oriented, Willingness to serve the country. Have a hard rough skin, physically fit, or willing to get physically in shape

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    Thrill seaking, rule abiding, future oriented

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Being a military service academy. Being a tough school.

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

    How seriously everyone took everything

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    To go through a different experience that will be rewarding in the future. Lots of opportunities to experience things most of my high school friends will never get to and knowing that I will be well off as I become a graduate of USAFA.

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  13. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The Air Force Academy is an intentionally difficult institution which prides itself on challenging people in every way possible but at the end of the day, rewards those who deserve it.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

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