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American University

American UniversityContact Information

Address: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016 (Phone: 202-885-1000

Website: http://www.american.edu/

Degree Offered

  • Associate
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • First Professional

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Students are from the following countries

  • 51.8% United States
  • 7.5% India
  • 3.2% Pakistan
  • 2.4% United Kingdom
  • 2.3% Iran
  • 2.0% Canada
  • 1.9% Germany
  • 1.8% Bangladesh
  • 1.7% Australia
  • 1.2% South Africa
  • 1.2% Malaysia
  • 1.1% Sweden
  • 1.0% China
  • 0.8% Turkey
  • 0.8% Sri Lanka
  • 0.6% Italy
  • 0.6% Russia
  • 0.5% Indonesia
  • 0.5% Japan
  • 0.5% Philippines
  • 16.6% OTHER

American University Tuition

The tuition and fees for American University is $34,973.

Admissions Profiles

Selectivity  
Selectivity: more selective
Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 52.9%
Early decision acceptance rate: 75%
Early action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students): N/A
Fall 2008 Applications, Acceptances, and Enrollments  
Number of applicants: 15,413
Number of applicants accepted: 8,157
Freshman enrollment for Fall 2008: 1,577
Percent of incoming freshmen who applied by either early acceptance or early action: N/A
Number of male applicants: 6,003
Number of male applicants accepted for Fall 2008: 2,982
Male freshman enrollment: 605
Number of female applicants: 9,410
Number of female applicants accepted: 5,175
Female freshman enrollment: 972
Wait List  
Does the school have a waiting list? Yes
Number of applicants placed on a waiting list: 1,138
Number of students on the wait list accepted: 201
Number of students enrolled from a waiting list: 0
High School Rank  
Percent of first-year students submitting high school class standing: 44%
2008 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 46%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2008): 79%
Freshmen in top 50 percent of high school class (2008): 97%
High School GPA  
Percent of first-year students submitting high school GPA: 100%
Average high school GPA: 3.8
Fall 2008 Freshmen Average SAT Scores  
Percent of first-year students submitting SAT scores: 87%
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range: 580-700
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 570-670
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 580-680
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range: N/A
Percent with SAT Critical Reading scores in the 700-800 range: 25%
Percent with SAT Critical Reading scores in the 600-699 range: 46%
Percent with SAT Critical Reading scores in the 500-599 range: 25%
Percent with SAT Critical Reading scores in the 400-499 range: 4%
Percent with SAT Critical Reading scores in the 300-399 range: 0%
Percent with SAT Critical Reading scores in the 200-299 range: 0%
Percent with SAT Math scores in the 700-800 range: 17%
Percent with SAT Math scores in the 600-699 range: 48%
Percent with SAT Math scores in the 500-599 range: 30%
Percent with SAT Math scores in the 400-499 range: 5%
Percent with SAT Math scores in the 300-399 range: 0%
Percent with SAT Math scores in the 200-299 range: 0%
Fall 2008 Freshmen Average ACT Scores  
Percent of first-year students submitting ACT scores 50%
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range: 25-31
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 24-29
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range: 25-30
Percent with ACT English scores in the 30-36 range: 42%
Percent with ACT English scores in the 24-29 range: 45%
Percent with ACT English scores in the 18-23 range: 12%
Percent with ACT English scores in the 12-17 range: 1%
Percent with ACT English scores in the 6-11 range: 0%
Percent with ACT English scores below 6: 0%
Percent with ACT Math scores in the 30-36 range: 25%
Percent with ACT Math scores in the 24-29 range: 55%
Percent with ACT Math scores in the 18-23 range: 19%
Percent with ACT Math scores in the 12-17 range: 1%
Percent with ACT Math scores in the 6-11 range: 0%
Percent with ACT Math scores below 6: 0%
Percent with ACT Composite scores in the 30-36 range: 33%
Percent with ACT Composite scores in the 24-29 range: 56%
Percent with ACT Composite scores in the 18-23 range: 10%
Percent with ACT Composite scores in the 12-17 range: 1%
Percent with ACT Composite scores in the 6-11 range: 0%
Percent with ACT Composite scores below 6: 0%

TOEFL
TOEFL requirement? N/A
May the TOEFL be submitted in place of the SAT or ACT? Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required (paper test): 550
Minimum TOEFL score required (computer test): 213
Average TOEFL score (paper test): 616
Average TOEFL score (computer test): 259

More about American University

Website: http://WWW.AMERICAN.EDU
Address: 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW , Washington , District of Columbia - 20016-8001
Phone: (202) 885-1000
GENERAL INFORMATION
Type
Four or more years Private not-for-profit
Awards offered Less then 1 year certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's, Post-baccalaureate certificate, Master's
Campus setting
Large City
Campus housing Yes
Carnegie classification
Doctoral/Research Universities
Athletics (football) NCAA, Not applicable
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Calendar system Semester
Remedial services No
Academic/career counseling service Yes
Employment services for students Yes
Placement services for completers No
On-campus daycare Yes
Distance learning Yes
ROTC Yes
Study abroad Yes
Weekend/evening college Yes
ADMISSIONS: INFORMATION
Application fee $60
STATISTICS
TOTAL
MEN
WOMEN
Applicants
15,413
6,003
9,410
Percent admitted
53%
50%
55%
Admitted applicants who enrolled
19%
20%
19%
TEST SCORES
P 25
P 75
SAT Critical reading
580
700
SAT Math
570
670
SAT Writing
580
680
ACT Composite
25
30
ACT English
25
31
ACT Math
24
29
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Admissions test scores Required
COST
EXPENSES AMOUNT
In-state tuition $32,816
Out-of-state tuition $32,816
Books and supplies $1,000
On-campus room and board $12,418
On-campus other expenses $1,300
FINANCIAL AID
TYPE
AVG %
AVG AMOUNT
Financial aid
76%
-
Federal grant aid
12%
$4,538
State or local grant aid
5%
$943
Institutional grant aid
63%
-
Loan aid
50%
$9,929
STUDENT BODY
ENROLLMENT
TOTAL
% MEN
% WOMEN
Enrolled
11,684
39%
61%
Estimated undergraduates enrolled 6,311
Estimated graduates enrolled 5,373
Undergraduates 24 years old 95%
Undergraduates 25 - 65 years old 3%
GRADUATION RATE
Total 76%
Men 73%
Women 77%
Bachelor's degree - 4 years 70%
Bachelor's degree - 5 years 75%
Bachelor's degree - 6 years 76%

American University Accreditation and Tuition Expenses 

 
 
 

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