American University


Student Population
Best Colleges National Rank
 Location Washington, District Of Columbia
 Online american.edu 
School Type Private 4 Year
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Size Mid-size
Profit Status Non-profit
On campus housing Yes
Degrees Offered 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 19,325 prospective students applied, and 5,008 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,679 enrolled in the school.  10,657 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,689 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $45,808 plus fees of $807. American University is ranked 73 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2018 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


Getting In

Admission Standards
Very High
Test Scores
Applications Accepted
Applications DueJan 15, 2019
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Cost to Attend

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


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%