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American University
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  • 4 Year
  • WASHINGTON, DC

American University Admissions

Admissions Overview

American admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 36%. Students that get into American have an average SAT score between 1210-1390 or an average ACT score of 27-31. The regular admissions application deadline for American is January 15. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the American early decision deadline is November 15.

Will You Get In?

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
36%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
85%
Total Applicants
18,545
SAT Range
1210-1390
SAT Reading
620-700
SAT Math
590-690
Students Submitting SAT
53%
ACT Range
27-31
ACT English
27-34
ACT Math
24-28
ACT Writing
8-10
Students Submitting ACT
31%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 15
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Action Deadline
No data available  
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$75
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Neither required nor recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
67%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant. 61 responses
Poll
72%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers. 61 responses

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