American University

Washington, District Of Columbia

Overview

Address4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
School Websitewww.american.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Large

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

American University is a mid-size private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Washington, District Of Columbia that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 18,984 students applied to American University. Of those students, 5,988 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in American University was $47,640, in addition to fees of $819. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend American University.

American University has a 80% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The American University acceptance rate is 32%. To put this into perspective, 5,988 of the 18,984 students who applied to American University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in American University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into American University had an SAT score between the range of 1,220 and 1,380. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for American University was between 27 and 31 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to American University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At American University, the tuition for in-state residents is $47,640. Combined with fees of $819, room and board costs of $16,100, other expenses of $909 and the $800 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $66,268.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $48,459 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in American University to $66,268 for out-of-state students.

Students at American University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at American University was $4,622 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 19%.

American University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio12:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to American University.

American University has a good gender split, with 62% of undergraduates being female and 38% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 94% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 1% of students come from in-state and 3% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at American University is 12:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from American University to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 20% students enroll at American University part-time; the other 11,435 students enrolled full-time.

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