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American University

  • Washington, DC
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 61%39%
    student ratio
  • 7,341
    total students
  • $41,316 | $41,316
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • 43%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 614
    sat math
  • 640
    sat reading
  • 628
    sat writing
  • 28
    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business, Management, and Marketing Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English as a Second/Foreign Language (Teaching)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • International Public Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health Education and Promotion
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Financial Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Statistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Jewish/Judaic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Design and Visual Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music History, Literature, and Theory
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Musical Theater
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

43% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied17,545
    • Accepted7,565
    • Acceptance Rate43%
    • Enrolled7,341
    • Female Applicants10,965
    • Females Accepted5,092
    • Female Acceptance Rate46%
    • Male Applicants6,580
    • Males Accepted2,473
    • Male Acceptance Rate37%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 31st December 31st --
    • Other early decision plan January 15th February 15th --
    • Transfer March 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 640 590 690
    • SAT Math 614 570 660
    • SAT Writing 628 580 680
    • ACT Composite 28 26 33
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$41,316
    • Out-of-state tuition *$41,316
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$517.00
    • Room and board *$14,408.00
    • Room only *$9,608.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planYes
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students7,341
    • Male Student Percentage39%
    • Female Student Percentage61%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino9.81%
    • Black or African American6.32%
    • White or Caucasian55.29%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.29%
    • Asian6.18%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.05%
    • Two or more races4.84%
    • Unknown9.21%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout8.01% representing 118 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students83% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Yes
    • Most popular organizations Kennedy Political Union, Habitat for Humanity, Student government, Amnesty International, Multiple Ethnic and religious organizations
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other e-mail and text emergency notification system

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming No Division 1 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division 1 Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Field hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming No Division 1 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting No No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,382
    • Full-time Percentage55%
    • Part-time Percentage45%
    • Female Percentage43%
    • Male Percentage57%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 9,856 students to 832 faculty

Location & Contact

4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8001
USA

Mr.Greg Grauman

Assistant Vice Provost, Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 202-885-6063
Email: admissions@american.edu



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