Washington ,DC

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Stoodnt Assessment

Admission to American University is rated "most selective", by the Princeton Review, with an admissions selectivity rating of 94 (on a scale of 60–99). American University's acceptance rate in 2015 was 35% (5,864 of the 16,689 that applied),and 25% in 2016 (with an Early Decision acceptance rate of 89% and a Regular Decision acceptance rate of 23%).American University enrolls about 1,500 freshmen each year,with a middle 50% GPA of 3.6–4.1 and middle 50% SAT score of 1220–1390 (critical reading and mathematics only). The average class size is 23 and the student-faculty ratio is 14:1. AU is ranked 71st among "national universities" by the U.S. News & World Report a college and university rankings guide, and is one of the 283 universities that house a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest honor society.

SAT/ACTRequired
%of students whose need was fully met0
College rating
Global Brand US Brand Corporate Reputation Engineering Program Liberal Arts Program Business Programs Graduate Programs
3 5 5 3 5 3 3
Student Information
Total Men Women
Applications 17,545 6,580 10,965
Admitted 7,566 2,473 5,093
Enrolled 1,624 556 1,068
Student Diversity
Category Men Women
African American 300 657
Asian 223 526
White 2,658 3,648
Hispanic 427 742
International(Men & Women)% 10 -
Academic stats (SAT)
SAT Section Score Range
Critical Reading 590 - 690
Math 570 - 660
Writing 580 - 680
Total Score 1740 - 2030
Expenses
Fee In-State Out of State
Tuition $69,476.00 $69,476.00
Financial Aid
Aid/Loan No of students receiving aids Percent of students receiving aids Total amount of receiving aids Average amount of receiving aids
Fedral/State/Local Aid 4,417 61% $98,348,960.00 $22,266.00
Pell Grant Aid 1,142 16% $4,779,784.00 $4,185.00
Fedral Student Loan 3,360 46% $23,840,924.00 $7,096.00
Key Programs Offered in Under Graduate
  • Architecture, Planning and Environment
    • Environmental Studies
    • Environmental Science
    • General Health and Physical Education/Fitness
  • Arts, Humanities and Languages
    • American/United States Studies/Civilization
    • Latin American Studies
    • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
    • Russian Studies
    • French Studies
    • German Studies
    • Women's Studies
    • Other Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
    • Elementary Education and Teaching
    • Secondary Education and Teaching
    • Russian Language and Literature
    • German Language and Literature
    • French Language and Literature
    • Spanish Language and Literature
    • General Literature
    • Philosophy
    • Religion/Religious Studies
    • General Psychology
    • Graphic Design
    • General Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
    • General Fine/Studio Arts
    • Criticism and Conservation Art History
    • Intermedia/Multimedia
    • General Music
    • and Theory Music History, Literature
    • General History
  • Media and Communication
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
    • Mass Communication/Media Studies
    • Journalism
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Computer Science
  • Math and Sciences
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
    • General Biology/Biological Sciences
    • Biochemistry
    • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
    • General Mathematics
    • General Applied Mathematics
    • Financial Mathematics
    • General Statistics
    • Other Statistics
    • Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
    • General Chemistry
    • General Physics
    • Acoustics
    • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Medical and Health Services
    • General Public Health
  • Business
    • General Business Administration and Management
    • Accounting
    • General Finance
    • Other Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Key Programs Offered in Graduate (Masters)
  • Architecture, Planning and Environment
    • Environmental Science
    • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Arts, Humanities and Languages
    • Latin American Studies
    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • International and Comparative Education
    • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
    • Elementary Education and Teaching
    • Secondary Education and Teaching
    • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
    • French Language and Literature
    • Creative Writing
    • General Literature
    • Philosophy
    • Ethics
    • General Psychology
    • Experimental Psychology
    • Personality Psychology
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
    • General Fine/Studio Arts
    • Criticism and Conservation Art History
    • General Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management
    • Fine and Studio Arts Management
    • General History
  • Media and Communication
    • Mass Communication/Media Studies
    • Other Communication and Media Studies
    • Journalism
    • International and Intercultural Communication
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Computer Science
  • Legal Studies
    • American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
    • International Law and Legal Studies
    • Other Legal Professions and Studies
  • Math and Sciences
    • General Biology/Biological Sciences
    • General Mathematics
    • General Statistics
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
    • Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
    • General Chemistry
    • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
    • Public Administration
    • General Public Policy Analysis
    • Other Public Administration and Social Service Professions
  • Business
    • General Business Administration and Management
    • Accounting
    • General Finance
    • Real Estate
    • Taxation
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