AU Description

A global center of study and service, American University features some of the most proficient scholars and offers a wealth of opportunities both locally and abroad.

American University students have a reputation for being some of the most politically active students of any school in the nation. Considering that AU is located in Washington, D.C., it is certainly surrounded by many opportunities for such activity.

However, the University itself also offers a wealth of centers, institutes and programs, such as the Center for Global Peace, the Center for Community Engagement and Service and the Women and Politics Institute, among many others.

American University students pursue degrees in various academic areas. Offering more than 55 bachelor’s degrees, over 50 master’s degrees, a number of doctoral degrees and a J.D. program, AU offers students choices in six major schools or colleges. These include the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, and the School of Public Affairs.

Active throughout the community and the world, many AU students undertake internships. Also, AU Abroad, American University’s international study program, gives AU students the chance to study overseas. Through AU’s world-renowned Washington semester program, students from other states and countries frequently come to AU to study as well.

With more than 140 countries and all 50 states represented by its student body, AU has no shortage of diversity.

Faculty at AU are top performers in their fields. Many are policy makers, journalists, diplomats and leaders in the fields of science, business and the arts.

Financial aid opportunities are extensive and include both forms of aid that need to be repaid such as loans and such sources as grants, scholarships and fellowships which do not. These awards are available to eligible students, and can be discussed with one of AU’s counselors.

Quick Facts about American University

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

United Methodist

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Eagles

Nickname

AU

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$37,554

Out-of-State Tuition

$37,554

Retention Rate

91%

Enrollment

12,036

Year Established

1893

AU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

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100% of students gave American University 4 stars overall.

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

The American University if a competitive study environment where each student is pushed to challenge themselves into becoming better productive elements of their community. The curriculum is very pressured and life on campus is very diverse and multicultural.

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AU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
6,311
Freshman Class
1,502
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
12,036

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
52%
Graduate
48%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
0%
Out-of-State
100%

Gender of Students

Women
62%
Men
38%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
7%
Asian
6%
Caucasian
59%
Latino
6%
Other
22%

Students State Origin

New Jersey
11%
Pennsylvania
11%
New York
11%
Maryland
7%
Massachusetts
5%
Other
55%

International Students

International
8%
Domestic
92%

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