What Makes Us Special

About American University

If you want to inspire meaningful change, then American University is the right place for you. Founded in 1893 to service the public interest, American educates active citizens who apply knowledge to the most pressing concerns facing the nation and world. A college-centered research university in Washington, D.C., American's rigorous curriculum challenges students to combine serious theoretical study with meaningful, real-world learning experiences. The result is a degree that opens doors.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class*

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing610-690

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Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.64

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 65%
Men 35%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 89.8%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2017-18  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 11:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 95%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 764 702 64 9 1539