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Washington, District Of Columbia

American University

Overview

Student Population
13,858
National Rank
#96
American University overview
Location Washington, District Of Columbia
Online american.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
American University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Religious Affiliation Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Washington, District Of Columbia, American University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the United Methodist faith. In the most recent statistical year 18,699 prospective students applied, and 5,498 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,785 enrolled in the school.  10,984 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,874 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $45,808 plus fees of $807. American University is ranked 96 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


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Admission Standards
Very High 
American University overview
SAT 1250/1410
ACT 26/30
GPA 3.7
Applications Accepted
29.4% 
American University overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2020
Applicant Competition High

Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$45,808
Costs for American University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$807
Room and Board $15,898
Budget for Other Expenses$921
Total One Year Cost$64,234

Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$64,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
77% within 6 years

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by American University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 43%
Business 14%
Communication 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 6%
Psychology 3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=131159 IPEDS survey data for American University.