United States Air Force Academy

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School Overview

The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) is one of the most prestigious and competitive military academies and higher education institutions in United States. In addition to required military training, the USAFA provides its students (cadets) a challenging and rigorous academic program. Through the program cadets will also learn the values of discipline and fortitude.

While the United States Air Force Academy provides a first-class undergraduate education designed to equip students with skills and knowledge to excel in business and society, its primary purpose it to serve as a training ground for future air force personnel.

All USAFA students are required to take core classes in arts, sciences and humanities. Following completion of core curriculum, student can then select a major area of study, such as Biology and Bio-medical Sciences, Business Management and Administration, Social Sciences, Engineering, Information Sciences, Legal Studies, Military Technology and History. Upon completion of all major courses students will have earned a bachelor’s degree.

Since USAFA is a military academy, all students receive intensive physical training and mental conditioning through intramural sports activities, physical education and other athletic pursuits.

Admission to the U.S. Air Force Academy is competitive. Only qualified applicants are accepted. In order to be admitted to the U.S. Air Force Academy, you must not only have an excellent academic record but be able to demonstrate high values, integrity, discipline, moral character and unwavering commitment. Passing a physical examine and taking a fitness test are also prerequisites to attending the USAFA.

Similar to other colleges and universities, the U.S. Air Force Academy provides scholarships, grants and financial aid to pay for tuition and expenses for qualifying students.

General Information

Admission Office

HQ USAF/RRS, 2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 2300

USAF Academy, CO 80840

(719) 333-2520

(800) 443-9266

Fax: (719) 333-3647



Contact: Chevalier Cleaves

Director of Admissions
Main Address

2304 Cadet Drive

USAF Academy, CO 80840-5002

(719) 333-1110

www.usafa.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 4,537

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,286

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,537

Setting

Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s

All Degrees and Programs

BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 1009
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 73
Biochemistry 9
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 64
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 114
Business Administration and Management 114
Computing and Information Sciences 5
Computer Science 5
Engineering 334
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering 91
Civil Engineering 36
Computer Engineering 7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 20
Engineering Mechanics 5
Engineering Science
Engineering 5
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 9
Mechanical Engineering 31
Operations Research 25
Systems Engineering 105
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 9
English Language and Literature 9
History 32
American History (united States) 1
History 14
History, Other 17
Legal and Law Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 39
General Studies 32
Humanities/humanistic Studies 7
Mathematics and Statistics 16
Mathematics 16
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences 14
Military Systems and Maintenance Technology, Other 14
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 122
Behavioral Sciences 67
Biological and Physical Sciences
International/global Studies 55
Physical Sciences 27
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 7
Chemistry 2
Materials Science 3
Physics 15
Social Sciences 224
Economics 103
Geography
Political Science and Government 57
Social Sciences 64
Above data represents first majors only.
(-) Indicates that a program is not offered at this level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 18%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 93%

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
College-prep program: Required
Recommendations: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 12,732
Percent Admitted: 11%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 82%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 590 (25th Percentile)
  • 680 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 630 (25th Percentile)
  • 710 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 28 (25th Percentile)
  • 32 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 28 (25th Percentile)
  • 33 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 28 (25th Percentile)
  • 33 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees


Undergraduate Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Management Science B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Engineering

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Engineering Mechanics B
Environmental Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Operations Research B
Space operations B
System engineering management B
Systems Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Behavioral Sciences B
Foreign area studies B
Mathematics/Computer Science B

Physical Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Physics B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

United States Air Force Academy Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(719) 333-1818
Website:www.usafa.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://admissions.usafa.edu/
Address:2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3800, USAFA, CO 80840-5002
Setting:31
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:4,237
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):86%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:4,237 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$0
Out-of-state Tuition:$0
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$0

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

United States Air Force Academy Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at United States Air Force Academy.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Engineering11
English Language and Literature/Letters1
History4
Legal Professions and Studies2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Mathematics and Statistics2
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies3
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences5
Social Sciences4
Grand total40

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at United States Air Force Academy.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at United States Air Force Academy and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0
Books and supplies$0

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid0%
Grant or scholarship aid0%$0
Student loan aid0%$0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid0%$0
Federal student loans0%$0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for United States Air Force Academy. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled United States Air Force Academy students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants9,8947,0602,834
Percent admitted100%15%16%
Percent admitted who enrolled11%11%11%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

United States Air Force Academy Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment4,237
Undergraduate enrollment4,237
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

United States Air Force Academy Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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