American University

Washington, DC, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
32%
Acceptance Rate
18,984
Students Applied
62%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
893
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2019
Other
Early Decision II
January 15, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$75
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
1%
Out-Of-State Students
93%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
152
36%
Submitting ACT
52%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1252
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
590
75th
680
Reading
25th
630
75th
700
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
41%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
4%

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@american.edu
Admissions Telephone: 202-885-6000
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
Try talking to a few of the students while on campus and asking any questions you might have. The tour guides don't tell lies on the tours, but they are discouraged from discussing a few topics such as the gender imbalance.
Victoria from Minneapolis, MN
Come visit campus! It is the best thing that you can do for yourself while looking at schools. Come in with an idea of which of our five colleges you would be in so that you can take a look at that college and ask questions on your tour that are related to that college. Have a list of things that you are looking for in a school and have things that you will not take off that list. That's how I knew AU was the right school for me.
Chloe from Mandeville, LA
Come to a campus visit! I came on a visit as a junior in high school and it was well worth it. Seeing the campus really helped me to make my decision about attending AU.
Meet with your admissions counselor. My dad emailed my admissions counselor and I met with him during my campus visit. It was very helpful and possibly helped my chances of being excepted. It shows that you are very interested in attending the school and will help the admissions counselor to remember your name when he or she reads your application.
Molly from Eaton, OH
My number one tip is to take your college search seriously. Choosing the right college for you is a big decision and honestly, transferring is a pain. It's an exciting time, so make sure to get excited about it!
Molly from Hillsborough, NJ
Definitely apply, AU is an amazing school. If any doubts, make sure you come by and visit.
Emily from Hallandale Beach, FL
It's the little things that set you apart from others that AU really appreciates in their students. If you can be unique and still maintain good standing in high school, AU will love you.
AU Eagle
Walk around campus and talk with the students. Look at the dorms and try the food to see if you fit in there!
Sophie from Burlington, VT
Get involved and engage with your fellow students and professors.
Isabel from Wilton, CT
Get to know your professors! AU professors are a wealth of information, and they're eager to help their students (future AU alum) succeed both in and outside the classroom. I've gotten great recommendations, internships, and even a job from visiting my professors during their office hours. Don't be shy!
Justine from Topeka, KS
Definitely come visit the campus before making a decision, because that's what sold me on coming here. Especially in the spring you can really see how active students are in and outside the classroom, and how much a college with a campus in a city has to offer.
Kendall from Ridgefield, CT

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