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American University Academics

Academic Statistics

Academics
A
Based on acceptance rate, quality of professors, student reviews, and additional factors.
Graduation Rate
81%
National
48%
Full-Time Retention Rate
88%
Part-Time Retention Rate
100%
Academic Calendar
Semester
Research Funding per Student
$5,016
National
$1,524
Non-traditional Learning
  • Evening Degree Programs
    Yes
  • Teacher Certification
    Yes
  • Distance Education
    No
  • Study Abroad
    Yes

About the Classes

Class Size Breakdown
  • 2-19 students
    52%
  • 20-39
    43%
  • 40-99
    4%
  • 100+
    1%
96%
of students say they attend class.85 responses

About the Professors

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Female Professors
49%
Male Professors
51%
Average Professor Salary
$134,436
Poll
42%
of students say they take advantage of office hours/study sessions.85 responses
Faculty Diversity
  • African American
    5%
  • Asian American
    8%
  • Hispanic
    5%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    5%
  • Multiracial
    0%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Unknown
    0%
  • White
    77%

What Students Say About Professors

Poll
90%
of students say professors are passionate about the topics they teach.128 responses
Poll
81%
of students say professors care about their students' success.128 responses
Poll
84%
of students say professors are engaging and easy to understand.128 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree professors are approachable and helpful when needed.128 responses
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