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The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) is a graduate school and part of the United States Air Force. Founded in 1919, the school is located on a historically significant Air Force Base in Ohio. The school offers a variety of graduate degrees in the fields of aeronautical study, engineering and physics to members of the military as well as civilian military employees and a select number of civilians. A number of NASA astronauts are graduates of AFIT. All students live on the base while they are enrolled in the school, but are able to take leave to nearby Dayton, OH. Hotels in Dayton are near The Air Force Institute of Technology and offer comfortable accommodations for visiting friends and family.

The Air Force Base that AFIT lays within is one of the largest and organizationally complex in the Air Force. Dating back to world war I, the base has seen its fair share of testing and proving grounds in the field of aeronautical study. In fact, the base, also known as the Wright-Patterson AFB, was named after the Wright brothers who used a portion of it to test their airplane models.

The majority of students at the school are comprised of Air Force officers studying subjects such as applied physics, applied mathematics, materials science, combating weapons of mass destruction and space systems. Both masters and doctoral degrees are awarded by the school. The remaining student body (700 full time) is made up of members of the other arms of the U.S. Military, select enlisted airmen, U.S. Government civilians, and civilians not affiliated with the U.S. Government.

The faculty at AFIT is second to none and are drawn from already prestigious positions at highly respected academic institutions. They are all highly respected scholars in their fields of expertise. The faculty is approximately 50% military personnel and 50% civilian, but each one holds a Ph.D. The faculty to student ratio is about 1 to 6.

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