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Reviews 208 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Student

Administration: It is a very strict school in order to teach military discipline.

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5 College Student

Local Area: Colorado Springs is an amazing area. There are so many stores and places to go to.

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4 College Student

Campus Housing: Not too many problems with the dorms, and the environment is great.

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5 College Student

Academics: I feel like my school's education had taught me how to learn better, rather than study and test.

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4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: The food is great, and a good variety.

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Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid

5 College Student

Health & Safety: We are on a base, so I feel safe. I always feel that the staff will be there to help.

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3 College Student

Campus Food: I am at the preparatory school, so I get more of a choice, but it's always the same thing. I know it is better than most college, so I'm greatful,

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: 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.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: All of the campus facilities are absolutely top notch. There are tons of clubs and activities that you can participate in. I guess my only complaint is that they really don't need to water the grass as much as they do.

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There are international students from dozens of countries. Since the school is free there are people from all sorts of economic backgrounds. The academy had issues with religious tolerance in the past but now everyone is very accepting of all personal beliefs and sexual orientations (as long as you want to support and defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic!). I was openly agnostic/atheist and never had any issues. There are even clubs on campus to support all sorts of religions, beliefs, and sexual orientations.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The courses and professors at this school are absolutely top notch. I have friends at Harvard and MIT and the teachers here work even harder to help you. They want you to succeed. Class sizes are very small and if you are in the Scholars Program they follow the Socratic Method.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: You get all the food you can eat for free, and you can even take extra food back to your dorm. The food is good and they have a full time nutritionist that makes sure all the meals are healthy. If you like eating out there are tons of really good restaurants nearby and you are getting paid to go to school so you will have tons of money to go to those restaurants.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: 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!

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5 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: You will get paid approximately $12,000 per year to go to school, and your degree will be free. It is the best deal in the country. You also get a loan your junior year that is about $36,000 with only 0.75% interest, so many people invest it in mutual funds and make thousands of dollars in profit.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Living on campus here is great. The campus is beautiful and you are walking distance from everything, including an incredible gym, all the free food you can eat, and beautiful mountains for hiking. Living in a squadron with all of your friends is awesome. You can find people hanging out in the hallway or in common areas at all times of day, and most squadrons have common areas with video games and pool or ping pong tables.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: This is probably one of the safest schools in the country. It is guarded by military police and access is extremely restricted. The administration and student body work extremely hard to prevent sexual assault and have a supportive environment for victims.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Administration: The best Air Force officers in the country get selected to be leaders at the Air Force Academy, and the current administration is fantastic. It is strict because it is a military school but if you want to be an officer in the military this is the place to be.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Athletics here are tough. You get almost free tickets to any sport you want to watch, which is awesome. Intramurals are mandatory but they are pretty fun and good for making friends in your squadron. The gyms are absolutely incredible with climbing walls, a thirty foot high window that runs the whole length of the gym so you can see the mountains, and brand new equipment with built in personal TVs. Everyone here is in good shape because we have to be, so if you consider yourself an athletic person you will love the Air Force Academy.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Colorado Springs and Denver both have tons of amazing restaurants. I didn't expect Colorado Springs to have such a selection. I grew up in Washington D.C. and the restaurants here in Colorado Springs and Denver are better and cheaper than what I had growing up. Since you get paid to go to school you will have plenty of money to spend on food as well!

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5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: If you like to party you are close to Denver, UCCS, and UC Boulder

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5 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Colorado Springs is amazing. You are close to Denver if you like big cities and Colorado Springs is a pretty big city on its own. There is tons to do outdoors if you like hiking, skiing, rafting, or anything like that.

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Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: It is a military school so off campus housing is not allowed.

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3 College Student

Health & Safety: Is not as good as it could be.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Mainly the newer building is now run down but the older dorms was just renovated and looks great.

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