American University Comparison

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Location Washington, DC
Setting Large City
Students 14,311
Type Private 4 Year
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Status Non-profit


Tuition (In State) $49,070
Tuition (Out of State) $49,070
Room & Board $16,096
Avg Net Price $40,469
Avg Grant Aid $25,603
% Receiving Grant Aid 59%

Admission and Academics

Acceptance Rate 36.1%
Avg High School GPA 3.7
Admissions Standards Very High
Applicant Competition High
ACT Range 27/31
SAT Range 1210/1390
Application Deadline Jan 15, 2020


Graduation Rate 77%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $64,800
Making Student Loan Payments 80%
Median Student Loan Debt $24,250
Median Loan Payment $250
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard