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Can I get into United States Air Force Academy? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,559 out of 9,122 applicants or 17% were admitted making United States Air Force Academy a very competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. United States Air Force Academy typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 80% chose to enroll. This indicates that admission to the school is highly desireable and it may be a primary choice for many students.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||75%||81%||80%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to United States Air Force Academy and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that United States Air Force Academy regularly accepts students with ACTs of 29 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to United States Air Force Academy.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1300 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1225. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1375 out of 1600. 41 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>29%|
|30 to 32||Avg +||17%-29%|
|29 to 30||Avg -||13%-17%|
|28 to 29||Reach||9%-13%|
|Less than 28||Low||<9%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1450 and Above||Good||>26%|
|1375 to 1450||Avg +||17%-26%|
|1300 to 1375||Avg -||11%-17%|
|1225 to 1300||Reach||7%-11%|
|Less than 1225||Low||<7%|
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into United States Air Force Academy. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at United States Air Force Academy was 3.88 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Meeting these GPA requirements is not enough to gain admission as United States Air Force Academy is a very selective school.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||9%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.50||8%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||1%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||1%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||0%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 31, 2016.
What are the requirements for admission to United States Air Force Academy and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=128328 IPEDS survey data for United States Air Force Academy.