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Reviews 226 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Some people love this school and others can't stand it, it really depends on the individual. The opportunities are amazing, and the chance to serve your country is as well.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Every cadet is guaranteed a job after graduation. The job may not be what you wanted originally, but the career opportunities both in and out of the military are way above average compared to other schools.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: IDs are required to enter the immediate campus area. Assaults are a problem on the campus. Maybe not as much as other schools, but it is still a problem here, especially outside of the immediate area and in the dorms. The school does a lot to prevent sexual assaults and works with the victims well.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Intramurals are required for all cadets one round per semester. Football is the biggest sport on campus, and they play well. It is also required to attend all football home games. The athletic facilities are amazing, all games and gyms are free and have pretty much everything you could want. Working out is a big part of the school culture.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: This school isn't for everyone; seriously. You cannot overlook any part of this school when applying, to include academics, athletics, and military aptitude. The school allows for opportunities you won't find anywhere else, but they must be earned.

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

1 person found this useful Report
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.

9 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.

5 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
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