Founded in 1954, the United States Air Force Academy is a non-profit public multidisciplinary higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium city of Colorado Springs (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Colorado. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) is a small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 69-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 10-19% making this US higher education organization an extremely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. USAFA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.
|Name||United States Air Force Academy|
|Motto||Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in All We Do
|Colours||Blue and silver|
|Address||2304 Cadet Drive
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|+1 (719) 333 1818|
|+1 (719) 333 3647|
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The following United States Air Force Academy's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify United States Air Force Academy's academic range and degree level offering.
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This institution admits Men and Women (coed).
Has United States Air Force Academy a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.
United States Air Force Academy's acceptance rate range is 10-19% making this institution an extremely selective higher education institution.
Secondary school GPA is required Secondary school rank is required Secondary school record is required Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended Recommendations are required Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended Admission test scores are required TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is neither required nor recommended Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended Source: IPDES
International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.
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United States Air Force Academy has an enrollment range of 4,000-4,999 students making it a small-sized institution.
This institution has a range of 200-299 academic employees (Faculty).
United States Air Force Academy is a public higher education institution.
United States Air Force Academy is a non-profit higher education institution.
This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.
This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.
United States Air Force Academy does not have any religious affiliation.
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|Basic Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields|
|Size & Setting||Four-year, medium, highly residential institution|
|Enrollment Profile||Exclusively undergraduate four-year|
|Undergraduate Profile||Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution|
|Undergraduate Instructional Program||Balanced arts & sciences/professions, no graduate coexistence|
|Graduate Instructional Program||Not classified (Exclusively Undergraduate)|
uniRank provides below an overview of United States Air Force Academy's main facilities:
This institution has a physical Library.United States Air Force Academy's library does not have any external branch. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 499,525 physical volumes, 1,749 physical media, 27,082 digital/electronic media and 591 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 34 full-time employees, including 14 librarians. United States Air Force Academy's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.
This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.In particular, the United States Air Force Academy provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 4,200 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.
This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.
This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.
uniRank provides below an overview of United States Air Force Academy's main services:
This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.
Not reportedThis institution has not reported offering distance education opportunities. Source: IPDES.
This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.
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United States Air Force Academy is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Higher Learning Commission
Year of first Recognition or Accreditation
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