American University

Washington, DC, USA
3.70 Average Rating

American University is a research institution located in a residential neighborhood of Washington, DC. AU has eight schools on its carbon-neutral campus featuring more than 160 programs. American University is also home to many research centers, including the Alper Initiative for Washington Art, Nuclear Studies Institute, Antiracist Research & Policy Center, and the Center for Environmental Policy. Students can take advantage of special programs offered at AU, including the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars program which recognizes "exceptional incoming first-year student leaders committed to multidimensional excellence." 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
1%
Out of State Students
95%
0
100
26%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1252
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2019 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2018
Other January 15, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
13,858
Total Number of Undergrads
8,123
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
76%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
82%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$36,480
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$47,640
Out-of-State Tuition
$47,640
0
100
70%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
69%
Average Aid Per Year
$25,024
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
200
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Washington
New York
Boston
San Francisco
Philadelphia
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
74%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$59,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
I have had a great time during my four years at AU. Not only did I receive an excellent in-class education, but I was able to supplement this part of my education with an internship every semester. In addition, the study abroad program that I did was excellent and gave me many great memories of my time as an AU student.
Kaitlyn from Frankenmuth, MI
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 interested in just about every type of field and major that we have to offer and often people have multiple interests that will overlap with each other. To me AU brings the best parts of college and living in DC together.
Chloe from Mandeville, LA

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