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What Makes Us Special

About American University

American University is a leading student-centered research university where passionate learners, bold leaders, engaged scholars, innovators, and active citizens unleash the power of collaborative discovery. AU partners with key organization in the Washington, DC, region and around the globe to better the human condition, learn from a vast array of experiences and internships, create meaningful change, and address society’s current and emerging challenges.

our students

Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class*

Mathematics590-680
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing630-700

* For details on AU's Test-optional plan: http://www.american.edu/admissions/freshman/test-optional.cfm

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.65

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 63%
Men 37%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 87.8%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2018-19  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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tuition and fees, and financial aid, click here.

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Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 12:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 94%