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American University

Washington, DC
University Website: WWW.AMERICAN.EDU
Apply Online: www.american.edu/admissions/apply.cfm
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American University (AU or American) is a private liberal arts and research university in Washington, D.C., United States, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, although the university's curriculum is secular. The university was chartered by an Act of Congress on February 24, 1893 as "The American University," when the bill was approved by President Benjamin Harrison. Roughly 7,200 undergraduate students and 3,912 graduate students are currently enrolled. AU is a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. A member of the Division I Patriot League, its sports teams compete as the American University Eagles. AU's 84-acre campus is designated as a national arboretum and public garden that has a rich botanical history.

American's main campus is located at the intersection of Nebraska and Massachusetts Avenues at Ward Circle in the Spring Valley neighborhood of Northwest Washington. The area is served by the Tenleytown-AU station on the Washington Metro subway line in the nearby neighborhood of Tenleytown.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $37,554.00 avg tuition

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016-8001
(202) 885-1000

Apply online Admissions:
www.american.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:
www.american.edu/financialaid/

Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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American University

Statistics:
Applied 18,706
Admitted 7,788 42%
Enrolled total 1,541
Full Time: 1,538
Part Time 3
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 600 700
SAT Math 570 670
SAT Writing 580 680
ACT Composite 26 30
ACT English 26 32
ACT Math 24 29
ACT Writing 8 10
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 90%
4-year graduation rate 71%
6-year graduation rate 77%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

American University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $37,554.00 $37,554.00 $37,554.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $517.00 $517.00 $517.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,251.00 $1,251.00 $1,251.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $24,264.00 $24,264.00 $24,264.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $430.00 $430.00 $430.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,348.00 $1,348.00 $1,348.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $13,648.00 $13,648.00 $1,834.00
Other Expenses $1,134.00 $1,134.00 $1,834.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $65.00
Graduate Application Fee $60.00
Books and Supplies $800.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 80%
Percent receiving grant aid 73%
Avg amount of grant aid $20,525.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 56%
Avg amount of student loan aid $8,184.00

American University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
American/United States Studies/Civilization X
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other X
French Studies X
German Studies X
Latin American Studies X X
Russian Studies X
Women's Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X X
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other X
Finance, General X
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General X
Real Estate X
Taxation X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Communication and Media Studies, Other X
International and Intercultural Communication X
Journalism X X
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X X
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X X
EDUCATION
Curriculum and Instruction X
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities X
Elementary Education and Teaching X X
International and Comparative Education X
Secondary Education and Teaching X X
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
Creative Writing X
General Literature X X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
French Language and Literature X X
German Language and Literature X
Russian Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HISTORY
History, General X X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence X X
International Law and Legal Studies X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, General X
Financial Mathematics X
Mathematics, General X X
Statistics, General X X
Statistics, Other X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X X
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X
Environmental Studies X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General X
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Ethics X
Philosophy X X
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Acoustics X
Chemistry, General X X
Physics, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Experimental Psychology X
Personality Psychology X
Psychology, General X X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other X
Public Policy Analysis, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X X
Economics, General X X
International Relations and Affairs X X
Political Science and Government, General X X
Social Sciences, General X
Sociology X X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X X
Cinematography and Film/Video Production X X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Film/Cinema/Video Studies X
Fine and Studio Arts Management X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X X
Graphic Design X
Intermedia/Multimedia X
Music History, Literature, and Theory X
Music, General X

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