United States Air Force Academy is a public school in an suburban setting in USAF Academy, Colorado. Air Force Academy was founded in 1954 and now enrolls around 4,304 students a year, including 4,304 undergrads.
Air Force Academy offers housing for up to 5,000 students. Most students live off campus,.
Air Force Academy's endowment was valued at $106.68 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Air Force Academy spends about $63,472. There are 6 Air Force Academy undergrads for each full-time professor.
|2021 Air Force Academy Admissions Facts At-a Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||13%|
|Mean ACT score||31|
|Mean SAT score||1320|
Air Force Academy's regular decision application deadline is December 15. All regular decision applicants will be notified by October 15.
United States Air Force Academy does not offer early decision or early action.
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It is extremely difficult to get into Air Force Academy. Around 13% of applicants get into Air Force Academy each year. Out of 10,747 applications received in 2021, 1,443 students were offered admission.
Air Force Academy reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.
Air Force Academy is considered extremely difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Air Force Academy, applicants must submit the following items.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||authorized nomination, Candidate Fitness Assessment, medical examination|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Air Force Academy is 3.8 on a 4.0 scale. The mean composite SAT score is 1320. The mean ACT score for Air Force Academy students is 31.
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Air Force Academy does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
Out of all applicants, 49.1% submitted the SAT. 50.9% submitted the ACT.
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Yes! Air Force Academy provides on-campus housing for up to 5,000 students.
Air Force Academy students are active in the school's Recreational Ski Club, Men's and Women's Rugby Club and Cycling Club. National Character and Leadership Symposium, Football Games, and and Graduation are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.
Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Air Force Academy.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.
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About 94% of students who start at Air Force Academy return for their second year of college.
The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 100% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
Recent grads have an average starting salary of $65,000 a year.
Based on this information, how does Air Force Academy sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Air Force Academy a good school for you?
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Air Force Academy is located in the suburban setting of USAF Academy, Colorado, less than an hour from Colorado Springs and Denver.
If you want 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.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Air Force Academy and USAF Academy are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Air Force Academy is Dec 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
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to Air Force Academy is 31. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Air Force Academy. Students with an ACT score that falls between 28 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 28 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1420 and Above
1220 to 1420
1220 and Less
The median SAT score for Air Force Academy students is 1320. Applicants with SAT scores of 1420 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Air Force Academy, while applicants with SAT scores between 1220 to 1420 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1220 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Air Force Academy.
Wondering what life at Air Force Academy is like? There are approximately 4,304 students enrolled at Air Force Academy. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 8% percent are from CO and 92% percent of students are from other states.
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