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American University
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  • 4 Year
  • WASHINGTON, DC

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B

editorial

American is a highly rated private, Christian university located in Washington, D.C. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,207 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the American acceptance rate is 36%. Popular majors include International Relations, Business, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 79% of students, American alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,600.

About

4400 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20016
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Patriot League

American University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

AU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
36%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1210-1390
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$40,469 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,603 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
75%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 126 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 149 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 149 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    11%
  • On Campus
    88%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,207 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
320
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 100 responses
  • Passionate.
    34%
  • Wonks
    28%
  • Motivated
    24%
  • Pretentious
    9%
  • Boring Squares
    4%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 188 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 225 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 106 responses
  • Politically active
    50%
  • Driven
    17%
  • Opinionated
    10%
  • Environmental friendly
    9%
  • House of Cards
    6%
  • Hypocritical
    3%
  • Boring
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 91 responses

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