• Address: 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001

  • Phone Number: (202) 885-1000

  • Website: http://www.american.edu/


About

American University was established in the year 1891, the District of Columbia government has consolidated it. It is an open platform for candidates from all over the world. University offers many certifications and degrees like Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctorate programs. It is a proud leader in sustainability and focuses on human health. 

  • The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

  • The Masters in Public Administration is accredited by Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).


AU Online

The university provides a large number of online programs and classes which increase every year to assist the students to attain professional and educational goals. The online classes preserve the precise academic standards with the adaptability and flexibility of online learning.

  • The online graduate courses are intended to meet the schedules of working professionals seeking the exceptional knowledge and skills required in today's competitive world. Students can choose across 100 online classes offered during the Fall, Spring and Summer sessions.

  • AU blackboard is an online portal through which the faculties can add resources for the students. It provides students with multiple content formats like text, image, audio and jso on. The students can get the suggestions on coursework from other members of the community.

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  • The professors are well experienced and extremely careful about the education and future career goals of the students. The career center is enormous and efficient. It offers advice on everything from internships to interviewing for jobs at any point in a student's career.

  • The education system is hands-on and supportive. A lot of assistance is provided to get familiar with university practices. 

  • Diverse people from different parts of the world gives new learnings every day.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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FAFSA/Federal School Code

001434

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Institutional Accreditation

MSCHE

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Programmatic Accreditation

NASPAA

Religious Affiliation

United Methodist

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.american.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 12: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 90 % Part Time: 38 %
Total Population 13,346
Student Population Full Time: 10,657 Part Time: 2,689
Gender Division Male: 38 % Female: 62 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 81 %

The College Monk

Female: 81 %

Total Graduation Rate: 81 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

American University offers 16 online programs across 5 Majors

Health Science

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Arts

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Business Management

Offering 8 programs accross 2 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Admissions

American University Acceptance Rate is 26%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $70
Graduate Application Fee $62

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 19,325
Total Applicants Admitted 5,008
Applicants Enrolled 1,679
Full time Applicants Enrolled 1,677
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

American University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 837
Number of students submitting ACT scores 619
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 50%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 37%
SAT Math 640 average 590 - 690 range
SAT Critical Reading 605 average 560 - 650 range
SAT Writing 620 average 570 - 670 range
ACT Composite 28 average 26 - 30 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

American University awarded about $85 million in financial aid to undergraduate students per year. 80% of the students at the university receive some kind of financial aid. It has 24 dedicated staff members assigned to assist each freshman in the process of financial aid.

The American University federal school code is 001434. The FAFSA form should be filled in order to determine the eligibility of the students for financial assistance.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,448 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $2,000 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $2,000 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,593 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loans $5,593 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $23,837 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
AU Supplemental Grants $28,559 Demonstrate Financial need. Satisfactory Academic Progress. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
United Methodist Scholarship Varies Children of an active, ordained Methodist minister Varies
AU Honors Scholarship $30,000 Satisfactory Academic Progress. Fresher. Varies
Tuition Exchange Scholarships $36,000 CGPA with 3.2 or higher 12 credits every semester. November 15th, 2018
Athletic Scholarship Varies Outstanding freshman and transfer athletes November 15th, 2018
Frederick Douglass Scholarship Varies 3.2 CGPA. Full-time Student. April 1st, 2019

Data Source: http://www.american.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. July 31st, 2018
Post 9/11 GI Bill $21,435 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Undergraduate students July 31st, 2018
Tuition Assistance Program $1,607 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Graduate students July 31st, 2018

Data Source: http://www.american.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $22,681
$30,001 - $48,000 $22,447
$48,001 - $75,000 $26,394
$75,001 - $110,000 $31,632
Over $110,000 $46,282

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 17% $4,320
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 69% $28,732
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 20% $4,637
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 68% $27,760
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 57% $7,929
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 56% $5,525
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 31,758
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 317 $17,830
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 130 $19,567
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 187 $16,623

Data Source: http://www.american.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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