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About American National University (ANU)

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4 Years

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American National University which is also known as ‘ANU’, was established in the year 1886 under the name ‘National Business College’, and later changed to its current name. It provides both online and offline courses.

The private for-profit type university is situated and headquartered at Salem, Virginia, United States, and has various other campuses spread across the United States of America.

The university and its online programs are well appreciated by the students around the world and it is known as one of the best online colleges in Virginia.

The university offers a wide variety of programs and has around 1,090 students enrolled in various programs.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 7:1.

  • The graduation rate is 39%.

The university provides various facilities to the students like a sports field and a library in hopes of encouraging the students and helping them achieve their dreams.

Online Education at American National University

The e-education platform offered by the university is designed to meet the needs and requirements of the students all over the world. The online programs are flexible and offer students the chance to learn and study when it is most convenient for them as the programs are 24/7 accessible.

  • ANU offers several different programs for the online students which include various Associates, Bachelors, and Masters degree programs.

  • The university also allows its students the convenience of transfer of credits.

  • The curriculum structure makes it easy for all their non-traditional students to complete their degree on their own. The university also makes sure to provide necessary support and technical assistance to help them earn their degree without any hassle.

For more info on Tuition and Fees

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1813 East Main Street


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Phone: 5409861800
Fax: 5409861800
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American National University Admission Process

Admission Requirements

A step-by-step process for admission at American National University is given below

Step 1: Students who aspire to fulfill their dreams of doing higher studies can apply for online courses by calling the admissions department of the American National University for a telephonic interview.

Step 2: After the interview, students have to go to the official website of the American National University.

Step 3: In the official website, students have to go to the relevant link and start the application process by filling the application form and submitting it.

The student’s application will be determined and reviewed promptly. Students can obtain financial assistance if they are eligible, scholarships and desired class schedules. Students can assume their application is accepted when they receive the application, enrollment agreement and the transferability of credit disclosure. 

The application fee at the ANU is $75 for a graduate degree.

Technology Requirements

Flexibility for distance education courses is offered by the American National University. The distance education will be done by video conferencing of classes. Students will receive instructions through a video instructor.

American National University offers online programs as it understands that students often lead a busy life or migrating from another country can be expensive and difficult. Master of Science in Nursing, Information Technology, [IT] courses, Health Care courses, Management courses are some of the courses which can be studied online. Students are advised and assisted with financial aid, E-Books, tutoring, career advice, and much more by the online support staff.  

Minimum technology requirements for online courses

  • Laptop or a desktop having windows 7, 8 or 10 as an operating system.

  • If any students have Macintosh (Computers of Apple.inc), they should be having OS 10.9 or Higher.

  • Students should be having broadband internet access.

  • Java version 7 or higher.

  • Students should disable their pop-up blockers on their computers.

  • Students should be having either Firefox from Mozilla version 31 or higher, Chrome from Google version 35 or higher, Safari version 6 or higher, Internet Explorer version 11 or higher. The American National University prefers students to have Firefox browser.

  • Students should be having Adobe Reader version 9 or higher.

  • Adobe Flash Player version 10 or higher is preferred.

  • Students having a Macintosh should be having an Apple Quick time player version 7 or higher.

  • Students should be having Microsoft Office 365. It can be downloaded online if necessary.


  • American National University recommends students to complete their courses using only a Chromebook, tablet or a smartphone. Few features will not be working on those devices.

  • Additional software may be required for some courses. Students are advised to check their course syllabus.

  • Few courses will be having software access codes or keys that should be purchased with E-Textbooks.

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at the American National University is 30%. It is tough for any students to get into this college without an exceptionally good academic background. You have to compete and should have excellent problem-solving skills as the university always seeks for the best students.

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Master's degree

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Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

92 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

86 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

72 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

56 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

16 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

8 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

6 Graduates

Computer Programming

1 Graduates

Data Processing

1 Graduates

Legal Support Services

1 Graduates


Student Body

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Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%


39% White

24% Unknown

31% Black

3% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

0 Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$47,753 per year

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$0 $100,000



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$99 - 506

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

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Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

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$30K - $48K


There are various grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study programs offered by the university to the students who are in need of financial assistance in order to pursue higher education. FAFSA form must be filled for federal aid. American National University federal school code is 003726.

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