Facts and Figures
When you choose the United States Air Force Academy, you expand your horizons, strengthen your character and secure a rewarding career for yourself. While some college graduates struggle to find and sustain careers in an ever-changing job market, you’re guaranteed a future as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.
A Strong Student Body
At the U.S. Air Force Academy, you’re more than a GPA to us. When we consider applicants for admission, academics do play an important part, but we’re also interested in your athletics, extracurricular activities, leadership positions and overall character. We want to know you’ve got what it takes to excel.
Academic potential is assessed by reviewing your past academic record and your test scores. Take steps to ensure you are taking a strategic approach to choosing high school courses and college admissions testing. Get more information on Academic Requirements.
|SAT Tests||Average Score|
|ACT Tests||Average Score|
|ACT Science Reasoning||30.6|
At the U.S. Air Force Academy, cadets are expected to hit the ground running, so fitness is a major part of the application process. Ensure you understand the admissions fitness requirements and get suggested training routines and tips to help you prepare. Get more information on Physical Requirements.
|Exercise||Men Goal||Women Goal|
|Flexed Arm Hang (women)||N/A||31 sec|
|Shuttle Run||8.1 sec||9.4 sec|
|Modified Sit-ups (crunches)||81||78|
The activities you choose demonstrate your character and leadership potential. Remember, quality is more important than quantity, and earning leadership positions in a few selected activities is more valuable than being a member of many. Get more information on Character Requirements.
|Leadership Activities||Percentage of Class|
|Athletic Letter Award||82%|
|National Honor Society||66%|
|Class President or VP||17%|
|Boys/Girls State or Nation||18%|
Before You Apply
The majority of our applicants are high school and college students who attend public or private schools in the United States. Some applicants, however, have different backgrounds which may require specific application steps.