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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    NG
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
About United States Air Force Academy...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3800
USAFA, CO 80840
Website
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United States Air Force Academy Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
15%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1220-1410
ACT Range
27-33
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
  • $30-48k
  • $49-75k
  • $76-110k
  • $110k+
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
36%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
31%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,237Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Cadet
    75%
  • Nerd
    17%
  • Driven and dedicated
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.16 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.17 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Forced institutional pride
    40%
  • Military
    40%
  • Excellence in all we do
    20%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses
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United States Air Force Academy Reviews

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This place pushes you to your absolute limits. Yes, you dont have to worry about student loans or getting a job post-graduation, but the daily military training and vigorous schedule is enough to put someone into a mental hospital. This place is not for everyone, that is !00% for sure. The good thing is that you are essentially forced to make friends as you go through basic training, and you must rely on those friends as you progress through the academic year. Nobody makes it through this place alone.
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The United States Air Force Academy is not for everyone. It's for those who like a challenge, who like to push their selves, those who constantly strive for greatness and most importantly desire to serve their country. The well-rounded program here has and undoubtedly will produce leaders of character motivated to serve the USA by means of the USAF.
When I applied here I thought it'd be a crazy challenge but you could get through it with the support of your fellow cadets. Freshman year was a crazy experience and it was more or less what I expected. As a sophomore / junior it has been extremely lack luster. Everyone gets 5-6 hours of sleep, there isn't much camaraderie, and people just stay in their rooms all day because you have so much homework to do. There isn't nearly as much true military training or opportunities to improve leadership and social skills because it's just hazing the freshmen and doing hours of homework / going to the gym to prepare for fitness tests.

Great place for a rigorous academic experience, and a great place to be from, but there is so much cynicism and negativity it's a pretty horrible place to be at.