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United States Air Force Academy

USAFA, CO
University Website: www.usafa.edu
Apply Online: https://admissions.usafa.edu/
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The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA or Air Force) is a military school for officer candidates for the United States Air Force. Its campus is located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The Academy's stated mission is "to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation." It is the youngest of the five United States service academies, having graduated its first class in 1959. Graduates of the Academy's four-year program receive a Bachelor of Science degree, and most are commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Air Force. The Academy is also one of the largest tourist attractions in Colorado, attracting more than a million visitors each year.

Candidates for admission are judged on their academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, athletics and character. To gain admission, candidates must also pass a fitness test, undergo a thorough medical examination, and secure a nomination, which usually comes from the member of Congress in the candidate's home district. Recent incoming classes have had about 1,200 cadets; historically just under 1,000 of those will graduate. Tuition along with room and board are all paid for by the U.S. government. Cadets receive a monthly stipend, but incur a commitment to serve a number of years of military service after graduation.

The program at the Academy is guided by the Air Force's core values of "Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do", and based on four "pillars of excellence": military training, academics, athletics and character development. In addition to a rigorous military training regimen, cadets also take a broad academic course load with an extensive core curriculum in engineering, humanities, social sciences, basic sciences, military studies and physical education. All cadets participate in either intercollegiate or intramural athletics, and a thorough character development and leadership curriculum provides cadets a basis for future officership. Each of the components of the program is intended to give cadets the skills and knowledge that they will need for success as officers.

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  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $0.00 avg tuition

2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3800
USAFA, CO 80840-5002
(719) 333-6481

Apply online Admissions:
academyadmissions.com

Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Military Technologies And Applied Sciences
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
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United States Air Force Academy

Statistics:
Applied 12,732
Admitted 1,372 11%
Enrolled total 1,127
Full Time: 1,127
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 590 680
SAT Math 630 710
SAT Writing 0 0
ACT Composite 28 32
ACT English 28 33
ACT Math 28 33
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 93%
4-year graduation rate 77%
6-year graduation rate 78%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
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Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Required
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

United States Air Force Academy

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $0.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $0.00
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United States Air Force Academy

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Business Administration and Management, General X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X
ENGINEERING
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering X
Civil Engineering, General X
Computer Engineering, General X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X
Engineering Mechanics X
Engineering Science X
Engineering, General X
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering X
Mechanical Engineering X
Operations Research X
Systems Engineering X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X
HISTORY
American History (United States) X
History, General X
History, Other X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Legal Professions and Studies, Other X
Legal Studies, General X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
General Studies X
Humanities/Humanistic Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
MILITARY TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Military Systems and Maintenance Technology, Other X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Behavioral Sciences X
Biological and Physical Sciences X
International/Global Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General X
Chemistry, General X
Materials Science X
Physics, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Economics, General X
Geography X
Political Science and Government, General X
Social Sciences, General X

Scholarships for Students in Colorado

Name Amount Deadline
Jane and Clem Werner Scholarship $5000 February 15, 2015
Stephen T. Kugle Scholarship $3000 March 20, 2015
Peters Foundation Scholarship $5000 April 01, 2015
Harlan Erker Memorial Scholarship $2000 May 17, 2015
Colorado Garden Show, Inc. Undergraduate Scholarship 100% of tuition March 15, 2015
Colorado Garden Show, Inc. Post-Graduate Scholarship 100% of tuition March 15, 2015
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies February 19, 2015
Ernest Morgan Memorial Scholarship Varies March 15, 2015
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