United States Air Force Academy Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into United States Air Force Academy? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,559 out of 9,122 applicants or 17% were admitted making United States Air Force Academy a very competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. United States Air Force Academy typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 80% chose to enroll. This indicates that admission to the school is highly desireable and it may be a primary choice for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,418 6,704 9,122
Accepted 437 1,122 1,559
Acceptance Rate 18% 17% 17%
Enrolled 329 913 1,242
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 75% 81% 80%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to United States Air Force Academy and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that United States Air Force Academy regularly accepts students with ACTs of 29 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to United States Air Force Academy.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1300 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1225. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1375 out of 1600. 41 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1300 1450
SAT Reading 650 710
SAT Math 650 740
ACT Composite 29 32
ACT English 28 33
ACT Math 28 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >29%
30 to 32 Avg + 17%-29%
29 to 30 Avg - 13%-17%
28 to 29 Reach 9%-13%
Less than 28 Low <9%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1450 and Above Good >26%
1375 to 1450 Avg + 17%-26%
1300 to 1375 Avg - 11%-17%
1225 to 1300 Reach 7%-11%
Less than 1225 Low <7%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into United States Air Force Academy. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at United States Air Force Academy was 3.88 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Meeting these GPA requirements is not enough to gain admission as United States Air Force Academy is a very selective school.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 81% Good
3.50 to 3.75 9% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 8% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 1% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 31, 2016.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to United States Air Force Academy and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=128328 IPEDS survey data for United States Air Force Academy.

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