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United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO

At A Glance

Main Address

2304 Cadet Drive

USAF Academy, CO 80840-5001

https://www.academyadmissions.com/

Admission Office

HQ USAFA/RR

2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 2300

USAF Academy, CO 80840

(719) 333-3070

Fax : (719) 333-3012

rr_admissions@usafa.edu

Contact : Arthur Primas

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Public

liberal arts college

military college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 4830

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : December 31

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 85.0%

Total undergraduates : 4,304

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,132

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Other Characteristics

summer programs consist of: JUMP (parachuting); Cadet Instructed Lead Soaring; Remote Piloted Aircraft; Powered Flight

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Oct 15

Regular application due: Dec 31

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 1 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jan 31

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 7 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 85.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 94.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Engineering : 25.0%
Business/Marketing : 22.0%
Social Sciences : 13.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 12.0%
Biology : 7.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business Administration and Management, General B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B

Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General B
Civil Engineering, General B
Computer Engineering, General B
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B
Engineering Mechanics B
Engineering, General B
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Operations Research B
Systems Engineering B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

History
American History (United States) B
History, General B
Military History B

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Studies B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences B

Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General B
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Social Sciences
Economics, General B
Geography B
Political Science and Government, General B
Social Sciences, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Independent Study

Double Major

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Honors Program

Internships

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Computer Services

300 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : planetarium, 2 airfields, tri-sonic wind tunnel, aeronautics lab, instrumentation lab, research lab, radio-frequency systems lab, training facility, meteorology lab, engineering mechanics lab, laser optics center, 32 research centers, cyberworx campaign, cyber city, cadet gym human performance lab, flight simulators

Geographic Location : 8 miles north of Colorado Springs,n60 miles south of Denver

Very Large City

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 4,304

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,132

Degree-seeking undergrads : 4,304

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 8.0%

Out of state students : 92.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 7.0%

Black African American : 7.0%

Asian : 6.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 11.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 3.0%

White : 64.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 1.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : USAFA is a military training environment producing officers of character to lead the Air Force and nation. All students are active duty military members, bound by the Uniform Code of Military Justice and adhere to the Cadet Honor Code.

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 100.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 100.0%

Housing Options

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Car is not allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Falcons

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

NCAA Division I

NCAA Division IA

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Health services

Legal services

Personal counseling

Women's services

Placement services for graduates

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Minority students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Academic Support Programs

Study skills assistance

Writing center

Learning center

Tutoring

Reduced course load

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

N

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Archery

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Boxing

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Cheerleading

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Fencing

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division I

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division IA

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division I

Gymnastics

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Handball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ice Hockey

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Judo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Racquetball

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rifle

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Rodeo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rugby

Men's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's Club

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Triathlon

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Weightlifting

Men's Club

Women's Club

Wrestling

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division I

Other Sports : aikido, cycling, tae kwon do, marathon, snowboarding, crossfit, cross country ski, paintball, sports climbing, snowboarding, orienteering


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 10,354

Admitted : 1,147

Enrolled : 1,132

Most selective 11.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Geographical Residence

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni Relation

First generation college student

Racial/Ethnic Status

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

AP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Must be a citizen of the United States, unmarried with no dependents, between the ages of 17 and not past the 23rd birthday on July 1 of the year of entry, and of good moral character. Legal nomination from member of Congress, US President or Vice President or other selected sources required. Secondary school record, test scores, leadership ability, extracurricular activities and character are most important. Satisfactory completion of medical exam and fitness test, and personal interview required.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 54.0%

Top Quarter : 82.0%

Top Half : 96.0%

Bottom Half : 4.0%

Bottom Quarter : 1.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 12.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 11.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 3.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 26.0%

600 - 699 : 54.0%

500 - 599 : 19.0%

400 - 499 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 41.0%

600 - 699 : 41.0%

500 - 599 : 18.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 65.0%

24 - 29 : 32.0%

18 - 23 : 3.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 52.0%

24 - 29 : 44.0%

18 - 23 : 4.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 64.0%

24 - 29 : 30.0%

18 - 23 : 6.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Some academic departments (e.g., Behavioral Sciences, Biology, Computer Science, Economics, English, History, and Physics) offer AP credit for required core courses directly based on AP scores. Other departments (e.g., Math, Chemistry, and Foreign Languages) use AP scores, in conjunction with placement test results, to determine credit and placement.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Computer Science

0

1

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

3

4

Science Lab

0

2

Social Studies

3

0

Foreign Language

0

2

History

1

2

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 50.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 50.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

620 - 740

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

610 - 700

ACT Composite

28 - 33


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: Grades achieved in Advanced Placement courses given additional weighting for admission.

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Biology

4

4

Biology315

All

Calculus AB

4

3*

Math 141/142

All

Calculus BC

4

3*

Math 141/142

All

Chemistry

3

3*

Chem 100/200

All

Computer Science A

5

--

Comp Sci 210

All

English Language and Composition

5

3

English 111

All

English Literature and Composition

5

3

English 111

All

French Language and Culture

5

6

French 131/132

All

German Language and Culture

5

6*

German 131/132

All

Macroeconomics

4

3

Econ 301

All

Microeconomics

4

3.5

Econ 201

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

4

Physics 110

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

4

Physics215

All

Psychology

5

3

Beh Sci 110

All

Spanish Language and Culture

5

6

Spanish 131/132

All

World History: Modern

4

3

History 300

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial Aid Forms

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

--

--

--

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

--

--

--

Room only:

--

--

--

Books and supplies:

--

--

--

Estimated personal expenses:

--

--

--

Transportation expenses:

--

--

--

Estimated Total In-state:

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

Important cost information from the school: Aside from the free tuition, room, and board, students receive a nominal monthly stipend. Each cadet will owe at least five years of service as an active duty officer upon graduation, though additional programs (such as attending higher education, or becoming a pilot) can add to the commitment.

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): --

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Transfers accepted as

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): --

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser