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American University is a large four-year, private not-for-profit school with 13,200 students enrolled. This institution was founded in 1893 and is one of the 21 schools and colleges located in Washington
, District of Columbia
American University is affiliated with United Methodist Church
American University will give you the option to obtain a several-month certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, or doctoral degree.
American University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 95 majors. The most popular concentrations are Political Science, Law, Business, Management, and Communication and Journalism. Read the details about Majors
offered at this college and see program Ratings
versus other colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.
The rate of student retention at American University is high at 88% (well above District of Columbia average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students love their stay at this school.
Students to Faculty Ratio
12 : 1
The graduation rate at American University is very good - 80%.
Student to faculty ratio at American University is pretty good - 12:1. Read more information about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries
Tuition and Loans
Tuition and fees per year
Average tuition cost is extremely high - about $42,600 annually. The additional fees at American University beyond tuition are about $600; this totals $43,200 per year.
Read the details about American University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelihood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans
report for this college.
According to government data, 16,735 applications were submitted and 5,860 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to be accepted at this school.
This school will consider accepting your dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.
Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at American University in the Admissions and Tests
report for this school.
Opportunities and Services
American University offers a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.
There are options for on-campus part-time employment at American University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses.
American University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 3,800 students, which offers a good on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is high, about $9,700 a year.
Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at American University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.
Based on the college crime data, American University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime
report for this college.
American University Location and MapsPost Address: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001, USA
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