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Check out the cool news, courtesy of Air Force Public Affairs on where the Academy ranks overall nationally in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.

U.S. News & World Report released its 2011 Best Colleges rankings today listing your United States Air Force Academy no.1 in the Regional Colleges West. 

The Academy was also rated second best in the Undergraduate Engineering Specialties of Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; no. 5 in the best Undergraduate Engineering Program (where doctorate degrees are not offered); no. 8 in the best Undergraduate Engineering Specialties of Electrical/Electronic/Communications; and no. 10 in the best Undergraduate Engineering Specialty of Mechanical.  Additionally, the Academy's Management program rated no. 9 among Undergraduate Business Programs (where doctorate degrees are not offered), and was no. 1 among programs offering only an undergraduate degree.

"It is wonderful to see U.S. News & World Report recognize the U.S. Air Force Academy as the 'no.1 Regional Undergraduate College in the West' for the fourth straight year," said Brig. Gen. Dana Born, Dean of the Faculty. "This recognition is a direct reflection of both our committed faculty and our top-notch students and validates our learning-focused approach to teaching. 

"Specifically, our engineering and management programs were again highlighted as being among the very best in the nation," the general added. "This well deserved recognition helps affirm that USAFA is preparing our nation's future Air Force officers to become leaders of character in our ever changing world."

Today's U.S. News & World Report ranking follows two other national education rankings, which also put the Air Force Academy among the top universities in the nation.  Forbes ranked the Air Force Academy no. 11 in the nation on its 2010 America's Best Colleges List, which was released Aug. 12. 

Also, the Princeton Review released their The Best 373 Colleges book on Aug. 2, which ranks the Academy no. 1 in the nation in professor availability.   The Princeton Review also ranked the  Academy number one in professor availability in its 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Best Colleges editions.

At the U.S. Air Force Academy, the student-faculty ratio is 9:1, average class size is 20, 100 percent of the faculty is full-time and zero classes are taught by teaching assistants.


Reggie Rembert up for national award

Senior defensive back Reggie Rembert is one of three players from the Mountain West Conference on the Inaugural Paul Hornung Watch List as the nation's most versatile player.



Calling all volleyball fans

The Air Force women's volleyball team would like to invite you to a free Blue - Silver scrimmage this Saturday 21 August at 7 PM.  Get a preview of the 2010 Falcons and help kick off a new era in the program's history under first year head coach Matt McShane.  Fans can stick around following the scrimmage to meet the team.  Reserve your seats for the 2010 season - packages start at only $10 for all 11 home matches!  The Blue - Silver scrimmage will be held at Falcon Court (East Gym) in the Cadet Gymnasium where the team will begin play this fall.  Thank you for your support of Falcon Athletics, we hope to see you this Saturday evening. 



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