29%

Acceptance Rate

$31,053

Avg.Financial Aid

001434

FAFSA Code

About American University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

14,311

Website

WWW.AMERICAN.EDU

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

United Methodist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

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. 


Online Education at American University

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.

For more info on Programs and Tuition, click here.

Reviews

  • The professors are well experienced and extremely careful about the education and future career goals of the students. The career centre 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.

Location & Contact

Address

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 2028851000
Fax: 2028856014
Request Info

Rankings

  • American University - Washington DC, is ranked #78 in 'National Universities'.

  • AU is ranked #62 in 'High School Counselor Rankings' and #44 in 'Best Colleges for Veterans'.

  • AU is ranked #36 for 'Best Online Graduate Business Programs' and #26 for 'Best Undergraduate Teaching'.

  • The university is ranked #100 for 'Best Online MBA Programs'.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

FALSE

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

29%

SAT Range

1220 - 1380

ACT Range

27 - 31

Application Fee

$70

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The acceptance rate at American University is low, i.e., 29.4%, which means that only 3 out of 10 applicants get accepted in the university. Half the applicants at Norwich University have an SAT score between 1220 and 1380, or an ACT score of 26 and 30. A quarter of students admitted to the university have a score above the mentioned range, and the other quarter have a score below these ranges.

Applicants can learn about specific admission requirements on the official website of the university. Applicants can call/write/email to the university administration for information on the programs American University offers, and regarding any doubts related to the admission procedure. Admission webinars are conducted for the incoming students to equip them with all the information they need, and to give them a virtual classroom experience.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$33,034

Average Annual Cost

$47,640

Books And Supplies

$800

Other Fees

$819

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$16,100

Budget For Other Expenses

$909

Total One Year Cost

$66,268

American University is a private research university. The annual cost to attend the university is exorbitant, but for the resources and infrastructure and a safe and supportive learning environment American University provides to its students and faculty, these costs are justified. American University's tuition cost is $47,640, with fees of $819. The average annual cost of attendance of American University comes up to $66,268.

We have broken down and simplified the costs in the Cost of Attendance section for your perusal.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

12:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

88%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$4,628

Faculty Overview

51%

Male Professors

49%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

International Relations and Nationa...

433 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

249 Graduates

Political Science and Government

174 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

103 Graduates

Economics

88 Graduates

Public Health

79 Graduates

Psychology, General

71 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

61 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

61 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

59 Graduates

Journalism

48 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

45 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

41 Graduates

History

40 Graduates

Computer Science

32 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

30 Graduates

Biology, General

28 Graduates

Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

26 Graduates

Literature

25 Graduates

Sociology

25 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

24 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

21 Graduates

Audiovisual Communications Technolo...

20 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

19 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

17 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

16 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

16 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

15 Graduates

Anthropology

14 Graduates

Philosophy

14 Graduates

Area Studies

13 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

11 Graduates

Music

10 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

10 Graduates

Statistics

10 Graduates

Mathematics

9 Graduates

Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Lan...

6 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

6 Graduates

Physics

6 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

5 Graduates

Computational Science

3 Graduates

Chemistry

2 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

2 Graduates

Teaching English or French as a Sec...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

8,287

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

15%

Full-time

96%

Part-time

4%

Students Gender

Male

38%

US National: 44%

Female

62%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

53% White

4% Unknown

7% Black

12% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

13% Non Resident alien

7% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

96%

Out Of State

1%

In State

3%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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

Median Household Income

$81,657 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 99% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

99%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$9,996/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,104/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,104/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Clawed

School Colors

red, white, and blue

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

110

Total Female Athletes

135

Intramural Sports

6

Sports Club

28

Sports Team (Men)

Basketball

Cross Country

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Track and Field

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $16,096 per year for living on campus. The students at American University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $6,104 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At AU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 39% male and 61% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$45,600/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$61,000/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$21,750

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$226 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

64%

Average Aid Per Year

$31,053

Students Receiving Federal Grants

19%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,622

Students Receiving State Aid

2%

Average Aid Per Year

$503

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

63%

Average Aid Per Year

$30,194

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$42,669

$30K - $48K

$43,080

$48K - $75K

$37,466

$75K - $110K

$31,289

> $110K

$18,355

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$87,570,827

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$18,419,758

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's Federal School Code is 001434. The FAFSA form should be filled in order to determine the eligibility of the students for financial assistance.

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