A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
United States Air Force Academy is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3800
USAFA, CO 80840
Website

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
17%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1230-1400
ACT Range
29-32
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for United States Air Force Academy

Cost

Net Price
National
$15,403
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+

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
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
4,111Undergrads
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
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
48%
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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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.
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Upon graduation you will have a guaranteed job as an Air Force officer earning good money with a good amount of say in what career field you'd like to be in. If you want to become an Air Force pilot this is the place to be. Unless you are at the very bottom of your class you are very likely to get a pilot slot if you want it! When you leave the Air Force your degree from the Air Force Academy and your experience as an Air Force officer will be worth a lot to employers, especially in the aviation and defense industries.
There's plenty of rooming for cadets here. Definitely larger than normal college dorms, if not the same size. Generally each room has two beds with drawers underneath, two closets with overhead storage, a desk, some chairs, and a sink/valet combo. There's only two halls; Vandenberg (Squads 1-23) and Sijan (24-40). So it depends on which basic squadron you enter that determines which hall. Vandenberg is better; has easy access to everything on base, ranging from Fairchild (classes), the cadet store, a laundromat, volleyball court, gym, and post office. However, you need Verizon in Vandenberg to get good service and AT&T for Sijan. Completely free to live on base.