United States Air Force Academy

229 reviews
  1. USAFA, CO
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    NG
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
United States Air Force Academy is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3800
USAFA, CO 80840
Website

United States Air Force Academy Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
17%
SAT Range
1210-1390
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
Data not available
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    No Data
  • $30-48k
    No Data
  • $49-75k
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  • $76-110k
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  • $110k+
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
36%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
31%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,952Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
Data not available
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Cadet
    75%
  • Nerd
    17%
  • Driven and dedicated
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.16 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.17 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Forced institutional pride
    40%
  • Military
    40%
  • Excellence in all we do
    20%

After United States Air Force Academy

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses

Reviews

229 reviews
  • Excellent
    57
  • Very Good
    62
  • Average
    71
  • Poor
    19
  • Terrible
    20
Upon graduation you will have a guaranteed job as an Air Force officer earning good money with a good amount of say in what career field you'd like to be in. If you want to become an Air Force pilot this is the place to be. Unless you are at the very bottom of your class you are very likely to get a pilot slot if you want it! When you leave the Air Force your degree from the Air Force Academy and your experience as an Air Force officer will be worth a lot to employers, especially in the aviation and defense industries.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Dec 9 2014
There's plenty of rooming for cadets here. Definitely larger than normal college dorms, if not the same size. Generally each room has two beds with drawers underneath, two closets with overhead storage, a desk, some chairs, and a sink/valet combo. There's only two halls; Vandenberg (Squads 1-23) and Sijan (24-40). So it depends on which basic squadron you enter that determines which hall. Vandenberg is better; has easy access to everything on base, ranging from Fairchild (classes), the cadet store, a laundromat, volleyball court, gym, and post office. However, you need Verizon in Vandenberg to get good service and AT&T for Sijan. Completely free to live on base.
  • College Sophomore
  • Apr 19 2015
The Academy Scholars Program offers classrooms full of students that are as smart and driven as the students at any Ivy League school in the country. Every year the Academy has Rhodes and Marshall scholars and many people go off to schools like MIT and Harvard for graduate school (which is also paid for by the government if you earn it). If athletics or leadership are of more interest to you than academics you will be able to pass your classes fine and still have tons of time to spend on what you are interested in!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Dec 8 2014