8,123
Students
Financial aid thermometer
33,279
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
29
29%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

American University is a University institution located in Washington, DC, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016-8001
United States
Contact Dr. Andrea Felder
Assistant Vice Provost, Undergraduate Admissions
Email: admissions@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-6000

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
American Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related Checkmark
French Studies Checkmark
German Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Scandinavian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Business, Management, And Marketing Related Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Mass Communication/media Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Elementary Education Checkmark
English As A Second/foreign Language (teaching) Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Arabic Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Russian Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
International Public Health Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
Public Health Checkmark
Public Health Education And Promotion Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics Checkmark
Financial Mathematics Checkmark
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Statistics Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Computational Science Checkmark
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies Related Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Social Sciences Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
Music Technology Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

18,699
Applied
5,498
Accepted
8,123
Enrolled
29%
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Female Admissions

11,767
Females Applied
3,582
Females Accepted
30%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

6,932
Males Applied
1,916
Males Accepted
28%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.64
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Recommended 2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st
Early decision plan November 15th December 31st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 646 610 690
SAT Math 614 570 660
ACT Composite 28 26 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

47,640
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Fees

819
Full-time student fees
14,880
Room & board
9,996
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

33,279
Avg. Financial Aid Package
38,374
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
26,915
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,506
Avg. Loan Aid
14,165
Avg. Grant Aid
26,625
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
72%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
19%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

8,123
Total undergrad students
7%
International Students
82%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.63%
Black or African American 7.12%
White or Caucasian 56.68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.09%
Asian 7.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.04%
Two or more races 4.44%
Other 2.93%

Gender

Male (38.09%)
Female (61.91%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing Not Reported

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Kennedy Political Union Award-Winning Speaker Series, Founder' Day and Campus Beautification Day

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Kennedy Political Union, Habitat for Humanity, Student government, Amnesty International and Multiple Ethnic and religious organizations

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
e-mail and text emergency notification system, special events security, safe ride home program, self defense training

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting No No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

1,466
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 793
Part-time - 673
Male - 784
Female - 682