USAFA applicants?

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by usafausafa, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. usafausafa

    usafausafa New Member

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    Hi. I've been reading SAF for a while now. I was hoping you intelligent forumers could help answer a few questions I have.

    -Does USAFA count unfinished and medically DQed applicant files as "applicants"? This would greatly reduce the acceptance rate...

    -I've heard that the main service academies are comparable to Harvard in some ways. So why the ~250 point difference in average SAT scores?

    -What is the acceptance rate for the class of 2014? About how many are expected to accept their appointments?

    I'm just curious to know about these things. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. mmct

    mmct Member

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    ~12,000 applicants, 1,285 accepted.... for class of 2014

    For the difference in SAT scores... you have to remember that each cadet is also has to deal with the military aspect of the academy, which includes a number of classes which they would not be subject to take at Harvard or another similar Ivy.
     
  3. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    Our curriculum is pretty rigorous, but doable. I've never been to Harvard so I have no idea how it compares. Like the person above mentioned, we have a military side to it.

    Acceptance rate has decreased from 2013 to 2014 because we were over the Congressional Limit for cadets and because of the force-shaping initiative. Don't expect it to go up for 2015.
     
  4. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    At Harvard, and just about every other civilian college, you can be fat, you can be out of shape, you can skip engineering, physics, chemistry, etc. and still graduate top of your class. You can go home and sleep the summer away. You never have to kill a rabbit, jump from a plane, go through Basic, or walk tours on the T-zo.
     

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