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Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
6,665
Total Undergrads
Including 257 Part-time
1,502
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AAA

Patriot League

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

5
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $139,780)
7
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $89,714)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 26 22 - -
Basketball 17 24 - Yes
Field Hockey - 21 Yes -
Lacrosse - 25 Yes -
Soccer 30 26 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 16 14 - -
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Wrestling 24 - - -
Baseball - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Golf - - Yes -
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Tennis - - Yes Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.4%
Hispanic 5.4%
Non-resident alien 7.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 23.1%
Two or more races 2.6%
White/non-Hispanic 48.1%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 3
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 22

Notable Alumni

  • Al Koken (Class of,74), Talkshow Host, WTEM Sports Talk Radio
  • Goldie Hawn (Incomplete degree), actress
  • Judith Sheindlin,Judge Judy, (Class of,63), TV show host
  • Mike Mills (Class of,88), staff writer, the Washington Post
  • Robert Byrd (Class of,63), senator (D-WV)
  • Robert Engel (Class of,82), Executive Director, Committee for an Effective Congress
  • Star Jones (Class of'83), former co-host "The View"
  • David Aldridge (Class of,87), ESPN analyst
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Chloe from Mandeville, LA
  • 4
  • The majority of freshman students live on the south side of campus. One of those dorms is being remodeled this summer and the dorm I live in was done…

  • Apr-17-2012 Read More
  • Molly from Hillsborough, NJ
  • 5
  • I love living in a dorm. They are pretty nice and almost all of them have wall units filled with storage. Living in a dorm has been a great experience…

  • May-01-2012 Read More
  • AU Eagle
  • 4
  • You get a chance to pick your roommates through a survey and messaging before school, so if you should be able to find someone you like easily. The RAs are…

  • Aug-28-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • a student from NC
  • Jan-14-2014 I am a current student here

    The food options last year were terrible, but this year everyone is so much happier. We can use our meal swipes at different locations so we don't feel like we're eating the same food every day.

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  • 3
  • Alice
  • Jan-05-2014 I am a current student here

    The Terrace Dining Room, AU's main dining location, is buffet style. You're welcome to get as much as you want and stay as long as you'd like (between 7am and 9pm on week days). There are always constant dishes, like pizza, pasta, fruit, yogurt, and cereal that are served most all day; and theme nights to break routine. There are a ton of gluten-free options and a giant salad bar, along with Meatless Mondays and various tofu dishes served on occasion. Apart from TDR, there are various cafes on campus, including MegaBytes (the best sandwiches on campus), the MudBox (primarily for coffee and snacks) in the library, and the Davenport (in our SIS building). Not to mention Einstein's Bagels, Subway, Beni, and Elevation Burger.

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  • 3
  • Heather from Lebanon, TN
  • Dec-30-2013 I am a current student here

    There's literally always something going on campus, and it's easy to get involved. The trick is to stay on top of things, because some clubs announce stuff on very, very short notice. The city has lots of things to do as well.

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  • 3
  • Alexis from Durham, NC
  • Dec-11-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I didn't eat in the cafeteria when I was there, but the students told me it was pretty good.

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  • 2
  • Current Student from Washington, DC
  • Sep-23-2013 I am a current student here

    The dining hall (T.D.R.), seems to always be low on certain foods (they do not make a large enough amount, and they do not put more food out in place, fast enough), and out of forks, frequently knives as well. There are a variety of meal options, but none of the food, beside the typical fast-food items, is very good.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Heather from Lebanon, TN
  • Dec-30-2013 I am a current student here

    AU is in a really safe part of town, and campus safety is fairly active. Things can happen anywhere, but I feel very safe in AU's vicinity.

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  • 0
  • A from IL
  • Sep-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek like is not a huge deal hear; there are not any fraternity or sorority houses.

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  • 0
  • Michelle from Washington, DC
  • Jul-30-2013 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of sororities and fraternities on campus, and many of these groups are professional. There are numerous social groups but overall, many of them join for political/business/social connections. The sororities and frats are really involved on campus and always hold events to get everyone involved.

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