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American is a private, Christian graduate school in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 6,024 graduate students. Of the 59 graduate programs offered at American University, 8 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at American University are Law, International Affairs, and Public Administration. 42% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
6,024
Part-Time Grad Students
2,541
Research Assistants
No data available  
Teaching Assistants
539
Racial Diversity
  • White
    42.2%
  • Unknown
    14.2%
  • African American
    12.5%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    11.3%
  • Hispanic
    10.7%
  • Asian
    5.6%
  • Multiracial
    3.2%
  • Native American
    0.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Driven
    62%
  • Down-to-earth
    3%
  • Friendly
    7%
  • Intellectual
    17%
  • All of the above!
    10%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 29 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    31%
  • Great brand name
    10%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    21%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    24%
  • All of the above!
    14%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
90%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 29 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 29 responses
Poll
66%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 29 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 29 responses
  • $100K+
    3%
  • $75K-$100K
    31%
  • $50K-$75K
    52%
  • $25K-$50K
    14%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 29 responses
  • $100K-$125K
    3%
  • $50-$75K
    3%
  • Did not graduate yet
    93%
79%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 29 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
Median Household Income
$250,001
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,051
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$1,512,314
National
$217,500

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