United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO

The United States Air Force Academy is a public military service academy. Founded in 1954, it adopted coeducation in 1976. Its 18,000-acre campus is located in Colorado Springs.

Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
26%
600-699
54%
500-599
19%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
41%
600-699
41%
500-599
18%
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
64%
24-29
30%
18-23
6%
30-36
52%
24-29
44%
18-23
4%
30-36
65%
24-29
32%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

72%

male

28%

female

1

teacher

7

students

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Extremely Selective

11%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,147
Declined + 9,207
Total Received 10,354
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Public

4,304

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Engineering
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Biological/life Sciences
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Codes

SAT 4830
ACT 0530

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School Facts

The United States Air Force Academy is a public military service academy. Founded in 1954, it adopted coeducation in 1976. Its 18,000-acre campus is located in Colorado Springs.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,304
Established in 1954
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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USAF Academy, CO

18,000-acre, suburban campus near Colorado Springs (population: 465,000). Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Denver. School operates transportation to airport for holidays.

United States Air Force Academy
HQ USAFA/A9O, 2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 2300
USAF Academy, CO 80840

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
100%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
54%
Top 1/4
82%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
26%
600-699
54%
500-599
19%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
41%
600-699
41%
500-599
18%
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
64%
24-29
30%
18-23
6%
30-36
52%
24-29
44%
18-23
4%
30-36
65%
24-29
32%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 31
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

11%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,147
Declined + 9,207
Total Received 10,354

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Colonel Arthur W. Primas, Jr.
Director of Admissions
P: 800 443-9266
F: 719 333-3647
rr_admissions@usafa.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
boxing
cheerleading
cross-country
diving
fencing
football
golf
gymnastics
ice hockey
lacrosse
riflery
soccer
swimming
tennis
track (outdoor)
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

archery, baseball, equestrian sports, handball, ice hockey, outdoor hiking, racquetball, rodeo, rugby, sailing, scuba diving, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Club Sports - Women's

archery, equestrian sports, golf, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rodeo, rugby, scuba diving, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, water polo, weight lifting

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, cadet outfiggers, cycling, fishing, judo, power lifting, softball

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Athletic Directors

Mr. Nathan Pine (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Mr. Nathan Pine (women's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Western Athletic Conference, Mountain West Conference, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Southern Conference, Big XII, Patriot Rifle Conference, Western Water Polo Association, Atlantic Hockey Conference
Mascot
Falcons
School colors
blue and silver

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Aeronautics
Astronautics
Atmospheric Sciences/Meteorology
Basic Sciences
Behavioral Sciences/Human Factors
Behavioral Sciences/Leadership
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Economics
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
English
Foreign Languages
General Engineering
Geosciences
History
Humanities
International Studies
Law
Management
Mathematical Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
Meteorology
Military History
Military Strategic Studies
Operations Research
Philosophy
Physics
Political Sciences
Social Sciences
Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering/Management
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Engineering
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Biological/life Sciences

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Other

4,304

total students

8%

in-state

92%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

4,304
students

Female
28%
1,187

Male
72%
3,117

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

%

4,304
students

Female
28%
1,187

Male
72%
3,117

Not reported

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: December 31

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

125

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Other

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 25
Countries most often represented Georgia
Pakistan
Rwanda
Taiwan
Thailand
Tunisia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes

International Student Contact

Colonel Arthur M. Primas, Jr.
Director of Admissions
719-333-3070
usafa.rrtaskers@usafa.edu

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