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United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate12%
Acceptance Rate12%

Air Force Academy Student Life

Air Force Academy is on a 18,000-acre campus in the suburban setting of USAF Academy, Colorado, not far from Colorado Springs and Denver.

Air Force Academy Student Activities

There are many activities and organizations for Air Force Academy students to join – including band, chorus, a radio station and more.

Interested in Greek life? Air Force Academy does not have fraternities or sororities.

Air Force Academy has the Recreational Ski Club. In fact, more students participate in the Recreational Ski Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Air Force Academy include Men's and Women's Rugby Club, Cycling Club, Aviation Club and Drum and Bugle Corps.

Air Force Academy students' favorite campus traditions are National Character and Leadership Symposium, Football Games and Graduation.

Does Air Force Academy Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at Air Force Academy.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for senior
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities No
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 100%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 5,000
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 4,307
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 0%

Air Force Academy offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Air Force Academy students live off campus. In 2022, 100% of undergrads at Air Force Academy lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 0% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Air Force Academy. There are 5,000 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,181 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 4,307 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Air Force Academy offers coed housing.

Air Force Academy Athletics

At Air Force Academy there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Air Force Academy:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Indoor Track NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cheerleading NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Fencing NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Gymnastics NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Riflery NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Triathlon Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Archery Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Racquetball Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rock Climbing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Skiing (Downhill) Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Weight Lifting Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Skiing (Cross Country) Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams

Safety at Air Force Academy

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

United States Air Force Academy is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Air Force Academy campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Air Force Academy offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Air Force Academy has Air Force Security Forces on campus.

Plan a Visit to Air Force Academy

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Air Force Academy, take Interstate 25 to USAF Academy, CO. If you need to fly, book your flight to Colorado Springs airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Colorado you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Air Force Academy's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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