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SAT scores needed to get into American University

Average Score and SAT Requirements

American University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1305

The average composite SAT score for admitted American University freshman is 1305 out of 1600. AU students have the 117th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1305 is in the 89th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1220 to 1390

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1220 to 1390. The 75th percentile score is 1390 while the 25th percentile score is 1220.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by AU but we estimate it to be around a 1130 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 635

The average score for AU students on the math portion of the SAT is 635 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 590 and the 75th percentile score 680.

Average SAT Reading Score 670

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 630 to 710 and the average score for American University students is 670.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

52 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to American University

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at American University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 38.7%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.7.

Can I get into AU with a 1390 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1390 or higher is very competitive at AU and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an above average chance of acceptance, around 55% or higher.

Can I get into AU with a 1310 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1310 to 1380 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 40% to 53%.

Can I get into AU with a 1220 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1220 to 1300 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 25% to 38% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into AU with a 1130 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1130 to 1210 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 24% chance of admission to AU. SAT scores below 1130 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to American University by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 86%
1590 85%
1580 84%
1570 83%
1560 81%
1550 80%
1540 79%
1530 78%
1520 76%
1510 75%
1500 74%
1490 72%
1480 71%
1470 69%
1460 67%
1450 66%
1440 64%
1430 62%
1420 60%
1410 59%
1400 57%
1390 55%
1380 53%
1370 51%
1360 49%
1350 47%
1340 45%
1330 44%
1320 42%
1310 40%
1300 38%
1290 36%
1280 35%
1270 33%
1260 31%
1250 30%
1240 28%
1230 27%
1220 25%
1210 24%
1200 22%
1190 21%
1180 20%
1170 19%
1160 18%
1150 17%
1140 16%
1130 15%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=131159 IPEDS survey data for American University.