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Why the Academy?

We Don’t Just Produce Graduates, We Produce Leaders

The United States Air Force Academy provides a world-class education that also combines athletics, character and leadership development, and military training to forge outstanding United States Air Force and Space Force officers who are ready to lead on day one.

Unique Education
Real-world Lessons from World-class Instructors

This four-year university is a challenging environment taught by distinguished civilian and military faculty. They apply real-life experiences and provide real-world opportunities, from operating jet engines to building satellites, so you graduate with a real-world education.

Unique Education

Majors and Minors
Follow Your Interests While Supporting the Mission

The U.S. Air Force Academy has one of the most prestigious and respected academic programs in the nation, offering more than 30 majors and 13 minors across a range of interests, from science and engineering to humanities and military studies.

Majors and Minors

A Future with a Company Specializing in the Future

When you graduate, you won’t have to worry about finding a job. From flying to cyber, logistics to space ops, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, the sky is no longer the limit.

Air Force Careers

Put Down the Books and Pick Up a Sport

Being an Airman means maintaining a high level of physical conditioning. That’s why you’ll be required to participate in an intercollegiate or intramural sport of your choice, allowing you to build teamwork and leadership skills while having fun and staying fit.


Cadet Life
A Look Inside from Those Who Live It Every Day

To get a better understanding of what life is like on campus, view firsthand accounts of actual cadets and discover what makes attending the U.S. Air Force Academy such a unique and life-changing experience.

Cadet Life

Facts and Figures

Academics do play an important role, but we’re also interested in your athletics, extracurricular activities, leadership positions and overall character.

Facts and Figures

About Us

Formed more than 60 years ago, we are a service academy where graduates earn a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force.

About Us