American University

Address:
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016-8001
Phone:
202-885-1000
Website:
http://WWW.AMERICAN.EDU
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About American University

American University is classified as a doctoral-granting research university. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. At least 80% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and at least half of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. Graduate degrees are available in more than half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medical fields. Professional education may also be available within other professional fields and related health professions. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with the majority of students enrolled in undergrad programs. 25-49% of students are enrolled in graduate programs.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate6,648
 Graduate5,593
 Total12,241
GenderFemale60%
 Male40%
Student Age% Under 2569%
 % 25 and Over31%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time77%
 % Part-time23%
Race/Ethnicity% White52.9%
 % Black6.7%
 % Asian5.8%
 % Latino5.8%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Race Unknown17.5%
 % International student8%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesNO
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingCity
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal16,926
 % Admitted43%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled20%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT79%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT38%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800710 / 800
 SAT Writing580 / 800690 / 800
 SAT Math580 / 800680 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite26 / 3631 / 36
 ACT English26 / 3633
 ACT Writing9 / 1210 / 12
 ACT Math25 / 3630 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$60
 Graduate Application Fee$60
 In-State Tuition & Fees$36,697
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$36,697
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid80%
 % Undergraduates with Loans47%
 % Undergraduates with Grants70%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$600
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$13,468
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$13,468
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,300
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,300
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,000

Neighborhood Data for the Washington Area

Median Age34.1
Median Household Income$61,835
Total Population593,955
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.3% 52.7%
 Age 0-950.5%49.5%
 Age 10-1750.5%49.5%
 Age 18-2445.2%54.8%
 Age 25-2946.3%53.7%
 Age 30-3948.5%51.5%
 40+47.6%52.4%
Race/Ethnicity% White38.9%
 % Black51.9%
 % Asian3.5%
 % Latino9.0%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.8%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$13,468
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$13,468
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,043
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $5007.4%13.0%9.2%
 $500 to $7499.7%11.7%0.0%
 $750 to $99920.4%21.1%19.1%
 Over $100062.5%54.3%58.8%
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