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United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate16%
Acceptance Rate16%

About Air Force Academy

United States Air Force Academy is a public school in the suburb of USAF Academy, Colorado. Air Force Academy was founded in 1954. The college currently enrolls around 4,085 students a year, including 4,085 undergrads.

Air Force Academy Acceptance Rate

It is extremely difficult to get into Air Force Academy. The acceptance rate at Air Force Academy is 16%.

United States Air Force Academy Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 16%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 51%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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United States Air Force Academy is located in the town of USAF Academy, Colorado, in the suburbs of Colorado Springs and Denver.

If you would like to see Air Force Academy for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 25 to USAF Academy, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Colorado Springs.

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College Info

HQ USAFA/A9A 12304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3800 USAF Academy, CO 80840-5025

Campus Setting: Suburban

Air Force Academy Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 31

Transfer Applications are Due

Dec 31

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Air Force Academy is Jan 31.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Air Force Academy is Dec 31.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Air Force Academy SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1320 - 1470


Math SAT Range

660 - 750


Reading SAT Range

650 - 730

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1470 and Above


1320 to 1470


1320 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Air Force Academy students is 1331. Applicants with SAT scores of 1470 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Air Force Academy, while applicants with SAT scores between 1320 to 1470 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1320 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Air Force Academy.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Air Force Academy is like? There are approximately 4,085 students enrolled at Air Force Academy. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 7% percent are from CO and 93% percent of students are from other states.


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