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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.

Website: www.american.edu/

Private
Co-ed
8,287
Undergraduate
Students
(61.5%) 5,098 Women
(38.5%) 3,189 Men
6,024
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
32% of 18,984 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.65
SAT Math
590-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
661 average
630-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$66,478
Tuition and Fees
$49,889
Room and Board
$14,880
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Freshman Award
$35,229
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,122
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
818
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Washington Population
632,323
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Eagle (Clawed)
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.6% Asian
7.7% Black/African-American
14.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.6% White
4.9% Unknown
International Students
12.9% from 123 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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