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Most Helpful Review for American University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Bailey from Reno, NV
  • 49 out of 49 people found this review helpful

I've found that the edge that American University has is the range of classes offered. The classes required for each major and much more focused than other schools I've looked into. I fell in love with only taking glasses that truly interest and intrigue me as oppose to a large number of broad requirements. I've learned more because of the extra interest and direction that the school allows its students.

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  • Bastian from San Jose, CA
  • Mar-29-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    American University has been very good at keeping applicants in the loop and reaching out to admitted students with information and opportunities to ask questions.

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  • MM, C
  • Jan-17-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    love the area and their scholarships and programs offered

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  • MM,
  • Jan-17-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    love the area and their scholarships and programs offered

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  • a student from NC
  • Jan-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Academically strong and geographically ideal, AU is a great school. I enjoy how we are in DC, but not immediately downtown so there is a traditional campus feeling. The students are quite focused; it's not a party school, but we do have fun.

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

    AU is always alive with activity. Networking and building relationships is a huge part of the Eagle lifestyle. American U students are in the know, and in it together.

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  • Jesse from Westfield, NJ
  • Jan-04-2014 I am a past student here

    American University tends to attract liberal students who are more politically active and passionate than other similarly situated schools. American University has an ideal location, nested in wealthy tenleytown with a small town safe feel yet minutes from the city. Has a very large gay/lesbian population and is extremely gay/lesbian friendly

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

    Don't overload yourself the first semester; this school has high standards, and it's better to ease into it. Go to campus events from the very beginning, as it's much easier to find a niche if you start early before clicks form. Also, buy your books from Amazon or half.com; the bookstore cheats you.

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  • Ariane from New Orleans, LA
  • Dec-28-2013 I am a current student here

    Overall, American University is a place for students who want to take advantage of DC, while learning how to be an active contributor to society. Students do not simply wait for opportunities to jump out at them-- they seek them for themselves. This university segways students into becoming ready for a career of their interest through intern opportunities, study abroad programs, and well respected professors.

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