American University
Washington, DC, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Size of Town
Major city
In-State Students
1%
Out-Of-State Students
83%
US States Represented
55
Countries Represented
123
Ethnicity
African American
7%
Asian/Pacific Islander
7%
Hispanic
13%
White
54%
Multiracial
4%
Unknown
4%
Percent of First Generation Students
16%
Student Organizations
200
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No
Disability Housing Available
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Clawed
School Colors
red, white, and blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable
Total Male Athletes
110
Total Female Athletes
135
Intramural Sports
6
Sports Club
28
Sports Team (Men)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
We have one traditional dinning hall, Terrace Dinning Room, known around campus as TDR. But there are other options as well. The main source for food is in the Mary Graydon Center where TDR is, as well as an Einstein's Bagels, a salad stop, Pronto (sandwiches), Eagle Express (box lunch), Salsa (Tex-Mex), and then Tavern (burgers). TDR, Eagle Express, Salsa, and Tav take meal swipes and everything else on campus takes Eagle Bucks or dinning dollars. In addition to what is in MGC there is a cafe in Ward, Katzen, SIS, the Mudbox in the library and a Subway by Bender Arena. Here is a tip on Eagle Bucks and Dinning Dollars. Dinning Dollars can only be used on campus where Eagle Bucks can be used off campus and on. I use my Eagle Bucks to buy food at Whole Foods.
Chloe from Mandeville, LA
Our dining hall, Terrace Dining Room, can have its ups and its downs but there is always something to eat. We also have a lot of other options such as a panini place, Einstein Bagels, the tavern, and our own place that's kind of like Chipotle.
Molly from Hillsborough, NJ
4. The meal swipes could be worth more, but TDR is great.
Emily from Hallandale Beach, FL
TDR is amazing. Most of the food is organic and grown locally, because the dining hall staff and students that help make decisions are environmentally conscious. The menu is different every day and one could go for every meal and never get bored of the food. They have a comfort food bar, an amazing salad bar, and a stir-fry station every day as well as several other stations around the cafeteria.
AU Eagle
Good food overall and a wide range of choices.
Isabel from Wilton, CT

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