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About American University

Located in Washington, D.C., American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the U.S. and 140 countries.

Academics: Small Classes, Big Results

More than 92% of recent AU graduates are employed or getting an additional degree within six months of graduating. Your time at American is an important first step in a long, successful career.

  • One of the Top 100 Universities in the U.S.

  • 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

  • 7,000+ undergraduate and 1,000+ graduate students.

  • 65+ bachelor’s programs and 70+ master’s degrees.

  • 90% of undergraduate students and 64% of graduate students participate in an internship.

  • 94% of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field.

Student Life: Safe, Welcoming & Exciting

At AU, you don’t even need to leave campus to find amazing art, live performances, and political activism. Of course, explore DC and you’ll find a global city ready to inspire, entertain, and educate.

  • Beautiful, safe campus near the upscale neighborhoods and embassies of northwest DC.

  • Home to nearly 1,400 international students from 144 countries.

  • Past guest speakers include President Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama, and Deloitte, LLP representatives.

  • 200+ student organizations and clubs, including the Global Politics Student Association.

  • 14 sports teams, including football/soccer, basketball, and volleyball.

  • 11 residence halls and many on-campus dining locations that serve international cuisine.

Famous Au Alumni

Graduates of American University include:

  • Princess Iman of Jordan

  • Shawn Wang (Chief Financial Officer at Baidu)

  • Liliana Ayalde (U.S. Ambassador to Brazil)

  • Ayman Mohyeldin (news correspondent for Al Jazeera English).

School Overview

Location
Washington, District of Columbia
Type
Private not-for-profit
Setting
City
Contact Info
(202) 885-1000
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Students

Total Students

13,347

Student Ratio
Female
63%
Male
37%

Faculty

Total Faculty

2,196

Student/Faculty Ratio
12
:
1

Tuition

Estimated Cost

$63,043

Admissions

Total Applicants

18,706

Admitted

42%

Enrolled

8%

Test Scores

SAT Math

570-670

SAT Reading

600-700

SAT Writing

580-680

ACT Composite

26-30

Studying in Washington, D.C.

From sports stadiums and theaters to beautiful parks, Washington, DC, has everything you need. Located on the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States, Washington, DC, is a short trip away from many other major cities, which are quickly accessible from any of the region’s three airports. The District of Columbia enjoys four seasons, including cherry tree blossoms in the spring, warm summers, beautiful foliage in the fall, and mild winters.

The Ultimate Student Experience

Adjusting to college life in the U.S. can be challenging. To make your transition as easy and productive as possible, the Undergraduate Accelerator at American University is a one-year program that sets you up for success with:

  • Academic, English-language, and cultural support.

  • College credit towards your AU degree.

  • Access to exclusive courses and cultural events.

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