United States Air Force Academy

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United States Air Force Academy can be found in USAF Academy, CO, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 4,700 students enrolled each year at United States Air Force Academy.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1230 (25th percentile) - 1440 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 28 (25th percentile) - 33 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants admitted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the United States Air Force Academy average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.62 - 3.89. Only 11 percent of applicants are accepted to this school due to the fair number of applicants and the increase competition for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at academyadmissions.com.

Overall United States Air Force Academy Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for United States Air Force Academy was reported as 11.1% in Fall 2020 with over 10,400 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 28 - 33
  • Average GPA: 3.62 - 3.89

How Hard Is It to Get into United States Air Force Academy?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to United States Air Force Academy is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for United States Air Force Academy has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 15.1%
  • 2017-2018: 11.9%
  • 2018-2019: 11.4%
  • 2019-2020: 11.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 11.0%

How Does United States Air Force Academy Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for United States Air Force Academy is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Colorado College13.5%
Johnson & Wales University-Denver87.9%
Western State Colorado University84.2%
Adams State University99.1%
Fort Lewis College91.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to United States Air Force Academy (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading610 - 700
Math620 - 740
Total Score1230 - 1440
ACT®Score Range
English27 - 35
Math27 - 32
Composite Score28 - 33
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