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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
30%
600-699
55%
500-599
12%
400-499
0
700-800
22%
600-699
49%
500-599
26%
400-499
1%
30-36
44%
24-29
47%
18-23
6%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,986
Declined 12,559
Total Received 18,545
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Private

8,527

undergraduate students

5,791

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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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 14,318
Established in 1893
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Washington, DC
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Reagan National

American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington
20016

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Kennedy Political Union
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Student government
  • Amnesty International
  • Multiple Ethnic and religious organizations

Top Events

  • Kennedy Political Union Award-Winning Speaker Series
  • Founder' Day
  • Campus Beautification Day
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
30%
600-699
55%
500-599
12%
400-499
0
700-800
22%
600-699
49%
500-599
26%
400-499
1%
30-36
44%
24-29
47%
18-23
6%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Has early decision program yes

Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,986
Declined 12,559
Total Received 18,545

Admissions Factors

Very Important

level of applicant's interest
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
standardized test scores
work experience

Not Considered

interview
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $50,542
Room & board $14,980
Additional fees $819
Books & supplies $800
Other fees $481
Total $67,622

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Football, Table tennis, Tennis, Water polo, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Football, Table tennis, Tennis, Water polo

Club Sports Men

Baseball, Crew, Equestrian sports, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Rugby, Sailing, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Women

Baseball, Crew, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Rugby, Sailing, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Arabic Language and Literature
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Computational Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Design and Visual Communications, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Finance, General
Financial Mathematics
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
French Studies
General Literature
German Language and Literature
German Studies
Graphic Design
History, General
International Public Health/International Health
International Relations and Affairs
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Latin American Studies
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Technology
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Public Health, General
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

14,318

total students

20%

in-state

80%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

60%

8,527
students

Female
61%
5,227

Male
39%
3,300

40%

5,791
students

Female
64%
3,680

Male
36%
2,111

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

8,207
students

Female
62%
5,069

Male
38%
3,138

4%

320
students

Female
50%
158

Male
50%
162

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 87%
Student 4 year graduation rate 75%
Student 5 year graduation rate 3%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

217

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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