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Air Force Academy Student Life

Air Force Academy is on a 18,000-acre campus in a suburban setting in USAF Academy, Colorado, not far from Colorado Springs and Denver. There are many activities and organizations for Air Force Academy students to participate in – band, chorus,, , a radio station and more.

Air Force Academy does not have fraternities or sororities.

Air Force Academy has a thriving Recreational Ski Club. In fact, more students participate in 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 events are National Character and Leadership Symposium, Football Games and Graduation.

Does Air Force Academy Offer Student Housing?

Air Force Academy offers on-campus housing. 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 2021, 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 4,304 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 4,307 students chose to live in campus housing. 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
Cheerleading NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Fencing NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Club Teams
Gymnastics NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Lacrosse NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Club Teams
Riflery NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Water Polo NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Club Teams
Triathlon Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Archery Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Equestrian Sports 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
Swimming And Diving Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Racquetball Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1

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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Air Force Academy Students

28%

Women

72%

Men

100%

Full Time

Unknown

Part Time

8%

In State

92%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

64%

11%

7%

7%

6%

3%

1%

1%

0.26%

Undergraduate Students

4,304

Non-Resident / International Students

58

Air Force Academy Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,304

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

13%

Tuition and Fees

In State

Unknown

Out-of-State

Unknown

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Dec 31
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