American University: Admission & Tests

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Below is a brief overview of American University general admissions procedures, aplication policies and fees, as well as desirable SAT and ACT college test scores that you might need to have in order to enroll at this school.

Admission Information

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
American University admission criteria are rather strong; in 2015/16 the school accepted only 35 percent of those who apply.

This college requires you to submit reference letters with your application but doesn't require admission test scores.

American University normally will accept your:
  • dual credits
    (from the courses giving both high school and college credits)
  • advanced placement credits
    (from the college-level courses taught in high school)
and will decline your:
  • credits for life experience

Application Fee

Application
Fee
$70
American University requires a fee paid when you submit an application for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at American University is $70.00. The graduate application fee is $68.00. The first-professional application fee is $65.00.

SAT Test Scores

Scholastic Ability Test is important component of the application process. 60 percent of applicants at American University took the SAT test.

Most applicants who took SAT scored from 570 to 720 on Critical Reading, from 540 to 670 on Math, and from 550 to 700 on Writing. Judging from these numbers, if you have got above 670 in SAT Critical Reading, 640 in SAT Math, and 650 in SAT Writing, that should make you safe for being accepted at this college.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

SAT Critical Reading
530
640
670

SAT Math
500
610
640

SAT Writing
510
620
650

ACT Test Scores

American College Test is common bit of the application at American University. 35% of applicants took the ACT test.

Most applicants who took ACT scored from 25 to 31 on Composite, from 24 to 33 on English, from 23 to 29 on Math, and from 7 to 11 on Writing. So, if you have above 30 in ACT Composite, 31 in ACT English, 28 in ACT Math, and 10 in ACT Writing, this will most likely get you admitted at this school.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

ACT Composite
23
28
30

ACT English
22
29
31

ACT Math
21
26
28

ACT Writing
7
9
10

Contact Admissions

Phone
(202)
885-1000
To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission at American University, please contact the school directly.

You can call the school's general information office at (202) 885-1000 or check American University Website

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