United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)

USAF Academy, CO

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United States Air Force Academy

United States Air Force Academy

United States Air Force Academy Student Essentials

United States Air Force Academy Student Essentials
Region: Rockies
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Falcons
Nicknames: Air Force, USAFA
Website: www.usafa.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
Retention Rate: 95%
Enrollment: 4,422
Year Established: 1954

About USAFA

One of the most prestigious and competitive colleges in the U.S., The United States Air Force Academy provides rigorous academic and military training, and the valued ideals of discipline and fortitude as well.

Often ranked by numerous publications as one of the top ten or even top five post-secondary institutions, the academy is a training ground for future air force commandants.

The U.S. Air Force Academy requires that all students undertake a core curriculum consisting of arts, sciences and humanities.

Students then choose a major area of study, such as Engineering or Natural or Social Sciences, which leads to a bachelor’s degree.

In addition to the academic requirements, cadets must also undergo intensive physical training through numerous athletic pursuits, physical education and intramural training.

A highly competitive school with rigid admissions standards, The U.S. Air Force Academy requires more than just an excellent academic record from prospective students. Those who wish to attend the academy must also display the commitment, strength of character, morality and discipline to enter the program. Prospective cadets must also pass a fitness test prior to being admitted.

Scholarships and other forms of financial aid are available to cover the cost of tuition for those who qualify.

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USAFA Map & Location

United States Air Force Academy
2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3800
USAF Academy, CO 80840


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Getting Around USAFA

Walkability

Poor walkability. We recommend using a car for this area.

1/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for USAF Academy, CO

Winter
Dec
42
18
Jan
43
18
Feb
45
20
Spring
Mar
52
26
Apr
60
33
May
69
43
Summer
Jun
79
51
Jul
85
57
Aug
82
56
Fall
Sep
75
47
Oct
63
36
Nov
51
25

USAFA Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 4,422
Freshman Class 1,245
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 4,422

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 9%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 73%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 7%
Latino 9%
African American 5%
Caucasian 73%
Asian 4%
Unknown and Other 7%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 82%
Part-Time 18%
Women 23%
Men 77%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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