American University, founded in 1893, is a church-affiliated, comprehensive institution. It is the only university in the country that expressly incorporates policy-making theory and experience into classes and curriculum in all majors. The school is located at the top of Embassy Row in one of Washington's most beautiful and secure neighborhoods, just 15 minutes from Capitol Hill. It is the premiere institution for educating students who want to exert influence in their chosen field of study. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences; the Schools of Business, Communication, International Service, and Public Affairs; and the Washington College of Law. The 84-acre main campus is located in northwest Washington, DC.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
8,527
Undergraduates
3,300
Men - 38.7%
5,228
Women - 61.3%
5,791
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
32% of 18,545 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
590-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
620-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27-31 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$68,050
Tuition and Fees
$51,361
Room and Board
$14,980
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Freshman Award
$38,820
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
836
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
5%
10-19
47%
20-29
26%
30-39
17%
40-49
4%
50-99
1%
Over 100
1%
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Washington, DC Population
632,323
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Eagle (Clawed)
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
7.2%
Black/African-American
8%
Hispanic/Latino
14.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
61.4%
Unknown
4%
International Students
9.4%
First-Year Students Returning
86.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported