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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    NG
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
Air Force Academy is a highly rated public college located in Colorado. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,276 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Air Force Academy acceptance rate is 12%. Popular majors include Business, Economics, and Systems Engineering. Air Force Academy graduates 78% of its students.
About United States Air Force Academy...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3800
USAF Academy, 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
12%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1210-1390
ACT Range
28-32
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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
40%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
29%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,276Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
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  • Cadet
    69%
  • Driven and dedicated
    15%
  • Nerd
    15%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.17 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.18 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Military
    45%
  • Forced institutional pride
    36%
  • Excellence in all we do
    18%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
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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Awesome people but nerdy, not a lot of parties but Denver is nearby and pretty fun. School is hard but teachers are great and you get a wide variety of classes (good or bad). Food is provided along with everything else you need to live, and you get a stipend to get by in life, so you can focus on school and live your life. There’s also military stuff obviously which is a huge part like marching, inspections, greeting, and other things that seem annoying and useless in everyday life.
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The shared community and honor code pull us all together as brothers and sisters in arms. We look out for each other, spend time together, and grow together to become future officers of character. Our education is second to none, and our training prepares us well for the profession of arms.
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.