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American University

American University is a Private, 4 Years+ school located in Washington, DC. The 2019 average net price at American University is $33,034. Acceptance rate is 31.54%. The school has a total enrollment of 14,311.


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Location: Washington, DC
Student Body: 14,311
Education Type: 4 Years+
Funding: Private
Campus Type: Urban
Web Site: WWW.AMERICAN.EDU
Acceptance Rate: 31.54%

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: 31.54%
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2021
  • International Students: 3%
  • Application Fee: $75
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
Tuition: $47,640
Grad Tuition: $30,744
Room and Board: $16,100
Books and Supplies: $800
Other Fees: $819
Average Net Price: $33,034
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 1,758
  • Men / Women Ratio: 624 / 1,134
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: 630 - 700
  • Median SAT Math Range: 590 - 680
  • Median ACT Range: 27 - 31
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: n/a
  • Minimum IETLS Score: 6
  • % of International Students: 3%
  • International Testing: Required
  • Total International Students: 60
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: Required
  • Recommendations: Required
  • Admissions Tests Scores: Considered
  • Portfolio: Recommended

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Social Sciences: 30%
  • Business, Management, Marketing: 19%
  • Communication: 9%
  • Public Admin, Social Services: 7%
  • Visual and Performing Arts: 5%

Academic Programs

American University offers 211 Total Programs in Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Certificate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Social Sciences. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
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Associate's Degree ProgramsAmerican University offers 1 Associate's Degree Programs
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bachelor's Degree ProgramsAmerican University offers 61 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Communication Technology
Computer Science
Education
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Master's Degree ProgramsAmerican University offers 70 Master's Degree Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Communication Technology
Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching Degree
  • Education, Teaching of Individuals With Specific Learning Disabilities Degree
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Elementary Education and Teaching Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • International and Comparative Education Degree
  • Learning Sciences Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Secondary Education and Teaching Degree
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Degree
  • Teaching English As A Second Or Foreign Language, Esl Language Instructor Degree
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Health Professions
  • Health, Health Care Administration, Management Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Public Health Education and Promotion Degree
History
Human Sciences
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Parks, Leisure Studues
  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Doctorate Degree ProgramsAmerican University offers 13 Doctorate Degree Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Communication
Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
History
Legal Studies
Protective Services
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Certificate ProgramsAmerican University offers 45 Certificate Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication Technology
Education
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
Human Sciences
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Parks, Leisure Studues
  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 79%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 81%
  • 1st Year Retention: 90%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $56,400
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 14,311
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 50%
  • Hispanic Students: 12%
  • Non-resident, alien: 11%
  • Black Students: 9%
  • Unknown: 7%
  • Asian Students: 6%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: <1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%