United States Air Force Academy

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United States Air Force Academy can be found in USAFA, CO, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 5,100 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 1210 (25th percentile) - 1400 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 29 (25th percentile) - 32 (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 3.68 - 3.78. Only 15 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 2013

15.4%

The overall acceptance rate for United States Air Force Academy was reported as 15.4% in Fall 2013 with over 9,630 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: 29 - 32
  • Average GPA: 3.68 - 3.78

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 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for United States Air Force Academy has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 16.8%
  • 2010-2011: 11.1%
  • 2011-2012: 10.8%
  • 2012-2013: 9.9%
  • 2013-2014: 15.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 12.7%

How Does United States Air Force Academy Compare?

15.4%
This School
55.5%
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 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Colorado College22.4%
Johnson & Wales University-Denver78.5%
Western State Colorado University93.2%
Adams State University52.6%
Fort Lewis College87.5%

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 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants9,63476.1%23.9%
Admitted1,48675.7%24.3%
Enrolled1,15476.9%23.1%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to United States Air Force Academy (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English27 - 33
Math28 - 33
Composite Score29 - 32
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