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American University

School Profile

  • American UniversityPrivate Four-year University in Washington, DC
  • Bridgat: Offers Free Shipping Evening Dresses
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • United Methodist Church

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 6,311
First-year Undergraduate Students: 1,577
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 6,028
Graduate Students: 3,912

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Acoustics
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Animation/Special Effects
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Arts - General
  • Bachelor of Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biological/Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Computer Graphics
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Design/Visual Communications
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Biology
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Film Production/Cinematography
  • Bachelor of Film Studies
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French Studies
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of German Studies
  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Law & Legal Studies - General
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Marine/Aquatic Biology
  • Bachelor of Mass Communications/Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music History/Literature
  • Bachelor of Music Theory/Composition
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Police Science
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Predentistry
  • Bachelor of Prelaw
  • Bachelor of Premedicine
  • Bachelor of Prenursing
  • Bachelor of Prepharmacy
  • Bachelor of Preveterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Radio/Television
  • Bachelor of Recording Arts Technology
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Russian/Slavic Area Studies
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Statistics
  • Certificate of Applied statistics
  • Certificate of Arab, Asian, European, and multi-ethnic studies
  • Certificate of Language Interpretation/Translation
  • Certificate of TESOL

Online Undergraduate Courses & Distance Class

  • Business
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Education
  • English Language and Literature/Letters
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Health Professions, Clinical Sciences, and Social Services
  • History
  • Management Information Systems and Services
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Online Graduate Courses & Distance Class

  • Education
  • Health Professions, Clinical Sciences, and Social Services
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Tuition

  • In-state tuition and fees: $34,973
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $34,973

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required for Some
  • SAT Subject Tests: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 80
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 616
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 259
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 101

Athletics

Member: NCAA
Team name: Eagles

Rankings

  • Ranked #82 National Universities
  • Ranked #69 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #21 International Business
  • Ranked #63 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #82 Part-time M.B.A.
  • Ranked #71 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #50 Best Law Schools
  • Ranked #2 Clinical Training
  • Ranked #15 Intellectual Property Law
  • Ranked #5 International Law
  • Ranked #43 Law Firms Rank Schools
  • Ranked #5 Part-time Law
  • Ranked #14 Trial Advocacy
  • Ranked #99 Clinical Psychology
  • Ranked #19 Criminology
  • Ranked #106 Fine Arts
  • Ranked #92 History
  • Ranked #72 Political Science
  • Ranked #132 Psychology
  • Ranked #14 Public Affairs
  • Ranked #23 Nonprofit Management
  • Ranked #18 Public Finance & Budgeting
  • Ranked #6 Public Management Administration
  • Ranked #21 Public-Policy Analysis
  • Ranked #90 Sociology

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Admissions Address

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8001
(202) 885-6000
Fax: (202) 885-6014
admissions@american.edu
Contact: Greg Grauman
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 43%
Early decision acceptance rate 73%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 42%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 16,924
Female applicants 10,095
Male applicants 6,829
Applicants accepted 7,357
Female applicants accepted 4,530
Male applicants accepted 2,827
Freshman enrollment 1,502
Female freshman enrollment 914
Male freshman enrollment 588
Early decision applicants 565
Early decision applicants accepted 415
Early decision applicants enrolled 380
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 25%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 1,277
Students accepting place on wait list 277
Students accepted from wait list 0

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 43%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.8
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
 

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 79%
SAT Critical Reading average score 650
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 590-710
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
 
SAT Math average score 625
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 580-680
 
SAT Writing average score 637
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 580-690
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 50%
Average ACT Composite score 28
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 27-31
 
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 26-33
 
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 25-30
 

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