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United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4
Mathematics 4
Science 4
Foreign Language 2
Social Studies 3
History 3
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredJanuary 31
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
AddressHQ USAFA/A9A
2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3800
City, State, ZipUSAF Academy, CO  80840-5025
Phone(800) 443-9266
Fax(719) 333-3012
E-mailrr_webmail@usafa.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineDecember 31
Application FeeNo fee required
Application Fee WaiverNot reported
Regular Admission NotificationOctober 15
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedNo
Defer AdmissionStudent cannot defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationNot accepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewRequired
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
3 recommended for all freshmen
OtherAuthorized nomination, Candidate Fitness Assessment required for freshmen
Financial NeedFinancial need is a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate12% of 9,634 applicants were admitted
   Women12% of 2,305 applicants were admitted
   Men12% of 7,329 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled1,154 (100%) of 1,154 admitted students enrolled
   Women267 (100%) of 267 admitted students enrolled
   Men887 (100%) of 887 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 
Students Accepting Wait List Position 
Students Admitted From Wait List 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.83
3.75 and Above81%
3.50 - 3.749%
3.25 - 3.498%
3.00 - 3.241%
2.50 - 2.991%
2.00 - 2.49 
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math674 average
620-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
32%
Score of 600 - 700
57%
Score of 500 - 600
11%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading643 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
23%
Score of 600 - 700
51%
Score of 500 - 600
24%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT WritingNot reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite30 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
63%
Score of 24 - 29
37%
Score of 18 - 23
0%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 55%
Top quarter: 85%
Top half: 97%
Bottom half: 3%
National Merit Scholar10%
Valedictorian8%
Class President11%
Student Government Officer18%
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.70 4.10 632 617 604 28
Low 2.52 3.35 490 460 410 14
High 4.00 5.00 790 750 800 35
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