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American University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

12,795 students

42% admitted

  • 9,909 full time
  • 2,886 part time
  • 3,983 men full time
  • 5,926 women full time
  • 18,706 applied
  • 7,788 admitted
  • 1,541 enrolled

6,665 Undergraduates

$38,982 tuition/year

  • 5,725 Graduates
  • 405 Non-Degree
  • $38,982 out of state
  • $517 fees
  • $13,920 room & board
  • $800 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Religious affiliation: United Methodist
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Eagle
School Colors: Red and blue
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Chloe from Mandeville, LA
  • 0
  • American is a school that is made up of a student body that passionate about several different areas but we all come together on campus. There is someone who is…

  • Apr-17-2012 Read More
  • Molly from Hillsborough, NJ
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  • AU is the best school in the nation for Internships. It really helps you widen your horizons with an extreme amount of opportunities. It is a tight community and I…

  • May-01-2012 Read More
  • AU Eagle
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  • AU is a wonderful place for students wanting to be in Washington D.C. for future careers in government, the mentorship program for all SIS students is a perfect way to…

  • Aug-28-2012 Read More
  • Jenna from NY
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  • While being in the nation's capital, American University is the perfect size for everyone, not too big and not too small. The academics are fantastic, with many opportunities for…

  • Jun-12-2013 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Ann from Cooperstown, NY
  • Dec-01-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    With out a doubt. There are so many clubs on campus and things to do that it will be hard to not find something to do after studying.

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  • 5
  • Emily from Carmel, IN
  • Nov-16-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Great place for political activists such as myself! Also is a dry campus so if you want to party you can obviously find places but if you don't, it isn't like you're missing out. Same with Greek life, small enough that you don't have to join to feel like you have a social life, but large enough that its fun if you do join.

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  • 5
  • Chloe from Oceanport, NJ
  • Nov-16-2011 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Washington DC is an exciting place to be and American University is right in the center of the excitement!

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  • 5
  • Sophie from Burlington, VT
  • Jun-29-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The students are friendly and TDR's food is pretty good. Also, the campus is a national arboretum, so there are beautiful gardens and trees everywhere.

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  • Morgan from Ohio
  • Jun-29-2011 I am a current student here

    The social aspect is a little rough. People here aren't afraid to step on others to get to the top. Most of the people are from the east coast and aren't afraid to dominate the social scene with their fashion and strong personalities. Greek life runs the social atmosphere on weekends. Most of the social interactions between people are because of networking. Clawing your way to the top like an Eagle. Should probably be the school's motto.

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