United States Air Force Academy Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (4)
It's an amazing institution, and although rigorous, it's worth every second. If you can get in and have the determination to make it through, I would advise going to USAFA.
Incredibly tough experience mentally, physically, and emotionally. Being a graduate definitely carries a level of prestige in the military and in the civilian world though, so most would say the experience is worth it. I highly recommend the Academy for anyone who wants to pursue a career as a pilot, as pilot training slots are much easier to get out of the Academy than in ROTC. For others, it may be a harder choice as the benefits compared to ROTC may be more subtle.
It is a different kind of fun. The degree is amazing and the friends you make can be the best, but it's 4 years of arbitrary rules and frustration. If you can get through this, active duty will be no problem for you.
I loved my 4 years at the Air Force Academy. A military academy is a very different experience from a "normal" college, so if you are interested in that I would recommend doing your research so that you know what you're getting yourself into. That being said, I felt that the professors and students at the Air Force Academy were amazing, and it is a wonderful learning environment and you form very close bonds with other classmates due to the unique environment.