United States Air Force Academy

2304 Cadet Drive, Colorado Springs, United States
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Overview of United States Air Force Academy

About this school

The U.S. Air Force Academy is a public service academy. Founded in 1955, it adopted coeducation in 1976. It develops cadets by focusing on four broad areas or "pillars" of instruction: professional military training, academics, athletics and character development. The most important part of our program is the individual cadet's commitment to hard work, individual and team achievement, development of leadership skills, unquestioned integrity and strong character. The demands are tough, the rewards are many, and successful completion means becoming an officer in the world's most respected air and space force. Its 18,000-acre campus is located in Colorado Springs.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,237
    • Men:3,178 Men (75.0%)
    • Women:1,059 Women (25.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to United States Air Force Academy is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
3
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 31
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
HQ USAFA/A9A|2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3800
City, State, Zip
USAF Academy, CO 80840-5025
Phone
-
Fax
(719) 333-3012
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
December 31
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins October 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Authorized nomination, Candidate Fitness Assessment, medical examination required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
15% of 9,894 applicants were admitted
Women
16% of 2,834 applicants were admitted
Men
15% of 7,060 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,115 (75%) of 1,492 admitted students enrolled
Women
325 (74%) of 440 admitted students enrolled
Men
790 (75%) of 1,052 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.87
375 And Above
78%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
-
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
30 average |27-33 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
59%
• Score 24 - 29
40%
• Score 18 - 23
1%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - Not reported
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


United States Air Force Academy accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
-
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Not reported

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
-
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Not reported
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


501

Part-Time Faculty


1

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


60%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 60% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
538,560
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


United States Air Force Academy provides none

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


88.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


83.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (32)


  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Geography
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Military Operational Art and Science/Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Operations Research
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Social sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    6,680

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Colorado Springs, Denver

    Campus Size


    18,000 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    16.1 average low in January, 79 average high in September
    Rain
    73 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    15 mile(s) from campus in Colorado Springs
    Nearest Train Station
    60 mile(s) from campus in Denver

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Coed housing

    Students of College Housing


    100% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through senior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division I
    Mascot
    Fighting Falcon
    School Colors
    Blue and silver

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Fencing
    Football
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Riflery
    Soccer
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Water Polo
    Wrestling

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Fencing
    Football
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Riflery
    Soccer
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Water Polo
    Wrestling

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    basketball, cross-country running, racquetball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    United States Air Force Academy offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, recreational ski club, men's and women's rugby club, cycling club, aviation club, drum and bugle corps

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    4,237

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    4,237
    Women
    1,059
    Men
    3,178

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 4.9% Asian
    • 5.9% Black/African-American
    • 10.9% Hispanic/Latino
    • 7.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 62.5% White
    • 7.3% Unknown

    International Students


    1.2% from 23 countries

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources

    Study resources