Public 4 Year

United States Air Force Academy

USAFA, Colorado

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United States Air Force Academy overview
Location USAFA, Colorado
Online usafa.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
United States Air Force Academy overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a military academy for officer cadets of the United States Air Force and Space Force. Established in 1954, the campus is recognized for its distinctive modernist architecture, most notably the iconic Cadet Chapel. The Academy sits on an 18,000-acre campus and adopts a rigorous academic program emphasizing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, alongside programs in the humanities and social sciences. Cadet life includes a comprehensive military training component, with mandatory participation in various physical activities. Admission to USAFA is highly competitive, focusing on a mix of academic excellence, leadership potential, athletic capabilities, and character assessment. All admitted students are provided with on-campus housing in one of several cadet dormitories. While the Academy is a breeding ground for future Air and Space Force leaders and does not necessarily tout athletic programs as its primary focus, their intercollegiate sports teams, known as the Falcons, compete in the NCAA Division I as members of the Mountain West Conference.

In the most recent statistical year 8,353 prospective students applied, and 1,356 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,056 enrolled in the school.  4,085 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 0 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $0 plus fees of $0.












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Admission Standards

United States Air Force Academy overview
SAT 1310/1480
ACT 28/33
GPA 3.81

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Dec 31, 2023
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $0

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Costs for United States Air Force Academy
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$0
Other Fees$0
Room and Board N/A
Budget for Other Expenses$0
Total One Year Cost$0

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by United States Air Force Academy students
Subject Percent of Class
Engineering 35%
Social Sciences 18%
General Studies 14%
Business 12%
Biology 6%

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