Buckle up! This school offers more than just an education.

When it comes to college, not every school is created equal. Each comes with its own traditions, morals, opportunities, student life and more. Schools also set their own requirements for students that are accepted. In my experience applying for colleges, on one end I was rejected by one school for being a student applying from out of state and on the other end I was immediately accepted to another school and offered a scholarship.

Any guesses on which school I went to?

24/7 Wall Street recently combed through data from the National Center for Education Statistics to compile a list of the Hardest Colleges to Get Into by State. This shouldn't discourage anyone from wanting to apply. In fact, a list like this makes me want to apply more because I find myself asking, "what if I get accepted?" That means something!

For Colorado the United States Air Force Academy is the hardest school to get into.

According to 24/7 Wall Street, the Academy has an 11.9 percent admission rate. The objective is to develop military personnel, so applicants must be recent high school graduates and no older than 23. Graduates must also sign a five-year active duty commitment to the Air Force with an additional three years as an inactive reserve officer. You also get to fly aircraft while in school which is incredible!