American University

Washington, DC

American University

Washington, DC

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Tuition & Fees

$51,361

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
710
25th
630
75th
680
25th
590
75th
34
25th
28
75th
29
25th
24
75th
32
25th
27
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,744
Declined 12,292
Total Received 20,036
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Private

9,206

undergraduate students

6,826

graduate students

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School Facts

American University, founded in 1893, is a private doctoral institution. Programs are offered through the College of Arts & Sciences, the Kogod School of Business, the Schools of Communication, Education, International Service, Public Affairs, Professional and Extended Studies, and the Washington College of Law. Its 84-acre carbon-neutral designated campus is located in northwest Washington.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 16,032
Established in 1893
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Methodist

Social Networks

84-acre, suburban carbon-neutral campus in northwest Washington, DC (population: 702,455). American U Washington Coll of Law is within walking distance from campus. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to major academic buildings and metro/subway station.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
20016

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
710
25th
630
75th
680
25th
590
75th
34
25th
28
75th
29
25th
24
75th
32
25th
27

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Not used

Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,744
Declined 12,292
Total Received 20,036

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Other

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

98%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

44%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$31,174

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $50,542
Room $10,096
Board $6,100
Additional fees $819
Books & supplies $800
Total $68,357
Average Financial Aid - $31,174
Total with Avg. Aid $37,183

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,907,290
State $129,442
Institutional $83,387,574
Other external
Total $88,424,306

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $19,289,332
Other external
Total $19,289,332

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Financial Aid Office


P: 202 885-6500
F: 202 885-1025
facounselor@american.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Lacrosse yes
Soccer yes yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

Club Sports - Men's

crew, cricket, cycling, equestrian sports, field hockey, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

crew, cricket, cycling, equestrian sports, field hockey, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, tennis, volleyball

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General. yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence. yes yes
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Arabic Language and Literature. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Biostatistics. yes
Biotechnology. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. yes
Business Statistics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other. yes
Computational Science. yes
Computer Science. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes yes yes
Dance, General. yes
Development Economics and International Development. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes
Economics, General. yes yes yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Environmental Science. yes yes
Environmental Studies. yes yes
Ethics. yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General. yes
French Studies. yes
Game and Interactive Media Design. yes
General Literature. yes yes
German Studies. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Homeland Security. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes
Intellectual Property Law. yes
International Economics. yes
International Law and Legal Studies. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes yes yes
International and Comparative Education. yes
International and Intercultural Communication. yes
Jewish/Judaic Studies. yes
Journalism. yes yes
Latin American Studies. yes yes
Learning Sciences. yes
Legal Professions and Studies, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes
Management Science. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Music, General. yes
Musical Theatre. yes
Near and Middle Eastern Studies. yes
Neuroscience. yes yes
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. yes
Philosophy. yes yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Communication. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Project Management. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Administration. yes yes
Public Health Education and Promotion. yes yes
Public Health, General. yes
Public Policy Analysis, General. yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes
Real Estate. yes
Recording Arts Technology/Technician. yes yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Statistics, General. yes yes
Taxation. yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. International Studies
  2. Business Administration
  3. Political Science

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

16,032

total students

2%

in-state

98%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

57%

9,206
students

Female
61%
5,586

Male
39%
3,620

43%

6,826
students

Female
63%
4,311

Male
37%
2,515

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

8,563
students

Female
61%
5,248

Male
39%
3,315

7%

643
students

Female
53%
338

Male
47%
305

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Student Break-down

16%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: May 1

Spring: November 1

Summer: April 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 93
Countries most often represented China
Colombia
India
Panama
Vietnam
The Dominican Republic
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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