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.

Official website Visit website
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-prepatory 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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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
Basketball
Field hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Volleyball
Wrestling

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.
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
African-American/Black Studies.
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Arabic Language and Literature.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biostatistics.
Biotechnology.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
Business Statistics.
Chemistry, General.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
Clinical Psychology.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
Computational Science.
Computer Science.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Dance, General.
Development Economics and International Development.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Ethics.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
French Studies.
Game and Interactive Media Design.
General Literature.
German Studies.
Graphic Design.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History, General.
Homeland Security.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Information Science/Studies.
Intellectual Property Law.
International Economics.
International Law and Legal Studies.
International Relations and Affairs.
International and Comparative Education.
International and Intercultural Communication.
Jewish/Judaic Studies.
Journalism.
Latin American Studies.
Learning Sciences.
Legal Professions and Studies, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Management Science.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music, General.
Musical Theatre.
Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Neuroscience.
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Communication.
Political Science and Government, General.
Project Management.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health Education and Promotion.
Public Health, General.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Real Estate.
Recording Arts Technology/Technician.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Statistics, General.
Taxation.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Women's Studies.
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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
62%
5,248

Male
38%
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 transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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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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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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