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United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO

The U.S. Air Force Academy is a public service academy. Founded in 1955, it adopted coeducation in 1976. It develops cadets by focusing on four broad areas or "pillars" of instruction: professional military training, academics, athletics and character development. The most important part of our program is the individual cadet's commitment to hard work, individual and team achievement, development of leadership skills, unquestioned integrity and strong character. The demands are tough, the rewards are many, and successful completion means becoming an officer in the world's most respected air and space force. Its 18,000-acre campus is located in Colorado Springs.

Web Sitewww.usafa.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students4,237
   Women1,059 (25.0%)
   Men3,178 (75.0%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate15% of 9,894 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineDecember 31
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.87
SAT Math671 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading642 average
600-690 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite30 average
27-33 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceNot available
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need MetNot reported
Average Freshman AwardNot reported
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
500
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 55% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

USAF Academy Population6,680
Nearest Metropolitan AreaColorado Springs, Denver
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 100% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotFighting Falcon
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.9% Asian
5.9% Black/African-American
10.9% Hispanic/Latino
7.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.5% White
7.3% Unknown
International Students1.2% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning88.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
100%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
9.0%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.74 4.11 655 646 29
Low 2.90 3.40 570 490 21
High 4.00 5.00 780 730 36
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• The Academy has its own mountain resort, offering lodging, fishing and outdoor activities for cadets, members of the military and their families.

• Every year, cadets in the Field Engineering and Readiness course get hands-on experience by building homes on the nearby Navajo Reservation.

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