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American University Student Essentials

American University Student Essentials Region: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Mascot: Nickname: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment: Year Established:
Large City Setting
United Methodist
Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Highly Selective
$ 39,499
$ 39,499

About AU

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.

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AU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave American University 4 stars overall.

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Student Ratings

Overall Rating

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 Map & Location

American University

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

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Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10 walk


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7/10 rail


Seasonal average temperatures for Washington, DC

Winter Dec 46 29 Jan 43 25 Feb 47 28 Spring Mar 56 35 Apr 68 44 May 77 54 Summer Jun 85 63 Jul 89 68 Aug 87 67 Fall Sep 80 60 Oct 69 47 Nov 58 38

AU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students Freshman Class Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 8%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 59%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Unknown and Other: 20%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian American Indian or Alaska native Asian Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 57% Graduate 43% Full-Time 100% Part-Time 0% Women 63% Men 37% International 8% Domestic 92%

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