The US Air Force Academy aims “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.” In addition to the usual metrics of academic achievement, leadership and character, admission is predicated on candidates passing fitness tests, medical examinations, and procuring a letter of support from a member of congress. Cadets are expected to complete an extensive core curriculum, receive Air Force military officer training, compete in several sports on either an intramural or intercollegiate level, pass several annual physical-fitness tests, and undergo intensive character and leadership development training. The school takes motivated individuals and turns them into model citizens who serve their county well past graduation.
|Admissions Phone||719 333-3070|
|Codes||SAT: 4830 ACT: 0530 FAFSA: N/A CSS Profile: N/A|
|Location||El Paso County, Colorado; Major city, just North of Colorado Springs|
|College Newspaper||U.S. Air Force Academy|
|Enrollment||~4,500 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Engineering, Business/Marketing, Behavioral Sciences|
|Student Life||Athletic activities are a mainstay in student life, all cadets must be involved in physical education classes and intermural sports for the entirety of their four years at the academy. Students take swimming and water survival, combative sports like wrestling and judo and play intramural sports with their cadet squadrons. The Academy’s intercollegiate program extends to a variety of sports, none of which receive as much attention as football. The fierce rivalry between the Air Force, Navy and Army teams culminates in the annual competition for the Commander-In-Chief trophy.|
|International||~1% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Must be a US citizen to attend|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall; Minimum GPA 2.00|
|Crossover||U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, Princeton, Johns Hopkins University|
|Other||Very Selective (~15% admitted), Common Application|
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