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*

Critical Reading590-690

* ACT with writing component is also accepted.

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 61%
Men 39%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 88%  Help

More About our Students

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Price of Attendance in 2013-14  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

2012-13 Average Net Tuition for
Aided Undergraduates *  Help

* Net tuition for each individual student may be lower or higher
depending on family income and student eligibility
and availability of grant aid.

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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%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 708 696 86 8 1498

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