United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO
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United States Air Force Academy

2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3800
USAF Academy, CO 80840-5002
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United States Air Force Academy Review

A+ Excellent
4.83335 Based on 3 Reviews
Career Preparation
A+
Students and Culture
A
Facilities
A+
Activities and Groups
A

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at United States Air Force Academy.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

346 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General
 
228
 
 
 
Economics, General
 
66
 
 
 
Operations Research
 
52
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

208 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Behavioral Sciences
 
82
 
 
 
History, General
 
7
 
 
 
History, Other
 
3
 
 
 
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
 
4
 
 
 
International/Global Studies
 
72
 
 
 
Philosophy
 
5
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
35
 
 
 
Social Sciences, General
 
0
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

161 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
 
72
 
 
 
Air and Space Operations Technology
 
0
 
 
 
Civil Engineering, General
 
42
 
 
 
Computer Engineering, General
 
8
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
11
 
 
 
Engineering Chemistry
 
7
 
 
 
Engineering, General
 
0
 
 
 
Materials Chemistry
 
0
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
21
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

122 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
 
5
 
 
 
Biochemistry
 
8
 
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
62
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
1
 
 
 
Geography
 
34
 
 
 
Materials Chemistry
 
0
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
3
 
 
 
Physics, General
 
9
 
 
 
Science Technologies/Technicians, General
 
0
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

121 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
0
 
 
 
Computer Science
 
34
 
 
 
Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare
 
19
 
 
 
Systems Engineering
 
68
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

85 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American History (United States)
 
0
 
 
 
Applied Mathematics, General
 
8
 
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
27
 
 
 
General Studies
 
10
 
 
 
Military History
 
40
 
 
 

0 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Military Applied Sciences, Other
 
0
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A+ Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

5 Based on 3 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Biology, Class of 1994

    Give you a job in the AF

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biology, Class of 2015

    It's the air force, so we network with officers daily. There are very small classes of no more than 25 and usually 10-15. Small campus with many tutoring opportunities.

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.6666666666667 Based on 3 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Emergency Management, Class of 2006

    Motivated, Want to help others

    5 Rated January 2016
A+ Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

5 Based on 3 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Emergency Management, Class of 2006

    Outstanding, state of the art

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biology, Class of 2015

    Well funded, but there are no windows outside of some chemistry and most biology rooms.

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4.6666666666667 Based on 3 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Biology, Class of 2015

    Glider flying, airplane flying, skydiving

    4 Rated January 2016

Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
  • Pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger must have relied on his Air Force training to keep calm under pressure when an aircraft emergency led him to safely land a U.S. Airways commercial flight in the Hudson River near New York City in 2009. Grads also have made their mark in athletics: Alonzo Babers won two gold medals in track at the 1984 Summer Olympics. William Roy captained the 1996 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team. And the leadership of head coach Gregg Popovich “spurred” San Antonio to five NBA championships (and counting).

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What is the campus setting like?
1 Answer
  • The 18,500-acre campus rests just outside of Colorado Springs, about 60 miles from Denver. All students (called cadets) live in one of two dormitories. Rooms include basic necessities, including linens and a laptop; cadets bring very few personal items. The orderly atmosphere of campus can be witnessed daily when cadets march in formation to lunch, much to the delight of the thousands of tourists who visit the campus each year. Visitors can also hike one of the campus’s nature trails to see iconic Cadet Chapel. This 150-foot-tall architectural wonder features a succession of 17 glass and aluminum spires each composed of 100 tetrahedrons. Diffused light enters the building through continuous panels of brilliant stained glass.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
1 Answer
  • The Air Force Academy offers a regimented program of academics, athletics, military training, and leadership development. Living on campus is a must. Likewise, applicants must meet age requirements – at least 17 but not past your 23rd birthday by July 1 of the year you enter. Don’t for a minute, though, think the Academy doesn’t prize the role of technology in modern education. The fully-networked campus includes an integrated computer system that provides access to library holdings from faculty offices to dorm rooms alike. And state-of-the-art equipment at the Distance Learning Center enables cadets to sit in on classes at other institutions, interact with guest lecturers, and collaborate with students from other colleges.

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What are the athletic highlights?
1 Answer
  • The Fighting Falcons compete in Division I athletics, and competitions against the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy draw large crowds. The school hosts 29 different men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams. Students not on one must participate in intramural sports. Additionally, all cadets take physical education as part of the curriculum. Of the 10 classes required, six core classes cover specific areas beneficial to future military officers, such as water survival and combat.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
1 Answer
  • STEM fields dominate in order to meet the needs of the U.S. Air Force. Research centers on air, space, and cyberspace. Students and faculty work on projects ranging from material degradation of older aircraft to how to automatically detect code reuse by malware, to name a few projects. Areas of exceptional strength include aerospace, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Regardless of major, leadership training and character development go hand-in-hand with academic courses to prepare students for active duty after graduation. The U.S. Air Force fully funds tuition, room, and board in exchange for this military service. The school takes particular pride in its faculty, which has received national recognition for their accessibility to students.

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