YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 221 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

{{ error }}
close
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We're on a military base so safety is not an issue at all. Safety and all this stuff is of no issue at all

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All professors actually teach and care. They are very available for one on one tutoring

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: We all get a job whether you like it or not, and the degree is looked at positively by employers

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports teams are good and the facilities are too, but there's often a lack of support at games/events. A lot of this is due to only having 4000 students and us being busy all the time though. We're all forced to go to football games, which are generally fun, but making them mandatory kills the enthusiasm

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This place really changes you for the better. My family all say I act a lot more mature since coming here. You have to deal with a lot of crap you don't want to here, but in the end it's worth it (or so I've heard)

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Not at all how I expected Academy life to be and I can't wait to transfer

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a great place to be from but not a great place to go. The rules are very strict and often don't make sense but you have to "embrace the suck" to survive here. It's very hard to change the way things work around here.

The people you meet here and the friends you make are lifelong and they'll always be there. The teachers are fantastic and the education you receive is good. You'll find several mentors who'll deeply care about you while you're here. It's free too, which is nice. However you have to be prepared to take on the military aspects of this school and they're often overwhelming for people who don't come from a military environment. There are lots of rules and don't expect to enjoy your time here. It's really hard but if you want to be a second lieutenant, it's worth it.

12 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Year one at this school has been one hell of a ride. Glad to have gone through freshman year, but I would not do it again unless my life started over.

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They say it's where the best and brightest go to college, but the average GPA here is under 3.0. The academy is a military base before an academic institution. Do not be fooled by the free tuition and "job security." The government will own you for 10 years of your life if you come to the academy. It is not for everyone.

Also there have been a lot of problems with cheating, sexual assault, and imposing religion on cadets. It's about 80% Christian, so it feels awkward if you're not.

Another problem is the people that go here. I came for camaraderie but all I found were arrogant assholes (both teachers and peers).

If you want to serve your country and are ok with 4+ years of agony, this place is for you.

8 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We are all a part of the USAFA fraternity - brother/sister-hood associated with the Academy.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Great facilities and great teams.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a variety, it just takes some time to find and figure out where the good places are.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Administration: It's a military academy - it requires a certain level of strictness.

4 people found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is no real party scene at the US Air Force Academy, unless you are able to attend Haps.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Cadet do not directly receive financial aid. Each has a full ride - although we pay for uniforms and food.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Mitchell Hall is a full service cafeteria. There is no meal plan because all cadets pay for the food each month out of our pay. Great place to eat with friends and squad-mates.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's the best, since there is no other option!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: I enjoy it because the workload is not as bad, the curriculum is easy to understand and study, and the staff are all super friendly, helpful and kind.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Diversity: It's a pretty respectful area, everyone is similar but there are some differences. Definitely a lot of ethnic and racial diversity as well as religious beliefs.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: My major gives me a chance to work scientifically with improving leadership functionality through the study of Behavioral Sciences. It's workload isn't that bad either. I actually have some form of a life, and I'm glad. The faculty with the Behavioral Science program are very helpful to make your life easier.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: Most of the professors are really great. The class registration is super easy through the academic advisers, the workload is moderate (depending on class), there are tons of extra study options like Extra Instruction or the Quantitative Learning Center, and there's only a few popular study areas like the couch section of the library. However, the curriculum is god awful. Cadets suffer through mandatory core classes that they don't want to take. Their GPA takes a hit from chemistry or physics, and risks them not earning a decent 3.0 for the semester. They need to seriously look into changing their curriculum.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Only bad thing is it needs a huge modernization boost. Classrooms are iffy, barely any computer labs except at the library. The dining hall could use a boost in popularity because their food is very iffy sometimes. The performing arts and attractions at Arnold Hall aren't very interesting. They should try booking popular groups/people to come and showcase for the cadets.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Only downside is it's an hour away from major sports and some recreations like concerts. Everything else is great.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The dudes are kinda iffy; you're either attractive or not, probably a 50/50, you're either athletic or not, more like a 75/25, you're smart or dumb, more like 45/55, and then finally they're either caring or douche bags (60/40).

The girls are generally all athletic and smart. There are a few girls who are super bitchy, and some of the girls aren't that attractive.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My favorite experiences have all been the feats I've been able to accomplish. I completed Basic Cadet Training and completed Recognition; two extremely arduous challenges I would have never imagined myself completing. They are probably THE hardest things I'll ever do, and I'd do them again because of the memories and bonds made through them. This school builds you into the best person you can be, as long as you put in the hard work.

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Student Author Overview

No summaries have been written about this school yet. If you are a student at this school, you should take the college student survey.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At United States Air Force Academy

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!