Applications to the US Air Force Academy have been dropping at an alarming rate. While many other elite schools have seen record increases in applications, the military service academies have seen the opposite.
Applications to the USAFA declined 28% last year. The academy received 11,615 applications in 2021. In 2022, only 8,393 applications were received.
We believe this is largely due to decreased interest in military service and the overall military recruiting slump the country has been experiencing. Two things have absolutely not changed. First, the Air Force Academy remains an excellent school. Second, we encourage any applicants who would be a good fit at the Air Force Academy to seriously consider applying for admission. Gaining an admissions offer will likely be a bit less challenging for qualified members of the high school class of 2023!