About the Academy

A University Like No Other.

Do you crave challenge, love to lead and feel called to serve? Learn more about the United States Air Force Academy. Creating great leaders is what we do.


We 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.

At the United States Air Force Academy, a world-class education is just the beginning. If you are selected to attend the Academy, you will undertake a rigorous program of academic, military, athletic and character development — one with lifelong personal and career impacts.

  • You will have a well-developed and adaptive intellect.
  • You will be capable of carrying out the Air Force mission in a complex, ambiguous and dynamic environment.
  • You will become an effective communicator who is able to present thoughts and ideas in clear concise terms.
  • You will become adept at using teamwork as a primary mission context.
  • You will bring a global perspective to national security issues.
  • You will achieve technological proficiency, applying knowledge and skills to the unique tasks of the military profession.

  • You will be of forthright integrity, voluntarily deciding the right thing to do — and then doing it.
  • You will be selfless in your service to our country, the Air Force and your subordinates.
  • You will display a commitment to excellence in the performance of your personal and professional responsibilities.
  • You will respect the dignity of all human beings.
  • You will be decisive and take full responsibility for your decisions.
  • You will develop the self-discipline, stamina and courage to do your duty well under the most extreme and prolonged conditions of national defense.
  • You will understand the significance of spiritual values and beliefs to your own character development and that of the community.
  • You will take pride in your profession.
  • You will be predisposed to a career of service to the Air Force and dedicated to a lifetime of service to the nation.
  • You will be devoted to lifelong personal and professional development.

Do you want to Attend the Academy?

Understanding our admissions requirements is the first step.