The acceptance rate at USAFA is 13%. It ranks #1 in Colorado and #29 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. USAFA is a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Last year, 1,443 out of 10,747 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 16 percent (SAT 1220/1430 ACT 29/33). United States Air Force Academy typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.78. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. Of those applicants who were admitted, 78% chose to enroll. This indicates that admission to the school is highly desirable and is a top choice for many students.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. United States Air Force Academy is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||620|
|SAT Composite 25th||1220|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||730|
|SAT Composite 75th||1430|
|Average SAT Score||1330
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to United States Air Force Academy?
United States Air Force Academy typically prefers applicants to be in the top 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 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 1110. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. USAFA ranks #2 in Colorado and #101 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 42 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||27|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||29|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||33|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|Average ACT Score||31
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into USAFA?
Admission data indicates that USAFA regularly accepts students with ACT's of 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 27 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 31 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Colorado and #60 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to United States Air Force Academy.
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What GPA do you need to get into United States Air Force Academy?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into USAFA. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at United States Air Force Academy was 3.78 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Colorado for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as USAFA is a very selective school.
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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
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54.2% of United States Air Force Academy freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||54.2%|
|Top 25% of class||82%|
|Top 50% of class||97%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||77%||79%||78%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to United States Air Force Academy is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to United States Air Force Academy and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
42% of students submit their SAT scores to USAFA. 58% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
13% of those who apply are granted admission to USAFA. Admission competition is very high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1220 and 1430. 42% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 29 and 33. 58% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.