Athabasca University

Athabasca University is a research university specializing in online and distance education based out of Alberta, Canada. AU confers degrees, diplomas, and certificates in over 50 undergrad and graduate academic programs. The university also features the Athabasca University transfer credit evaluation that enables students to transfer credits earned for previous education toward an AU diploma. Additionally, AU utilizes an open admission policy where any student at least 16 years of age can apply for undergraduate admission and be accepted.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting

0
100
100%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-Country Students
40%
Out-Of-Country Students
60%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
40,722
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
30:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$500
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Tuition
In-Country Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,693
Out-Of-Country Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,833

Aid & Grants

Student Loans

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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
33%
67%
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

School Colors
Orange/Blue

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

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