American University, founded in 1893, is a church-affiliated, comprehensive institution. It is the only university in the country that expressly incorporates policy-making theory and experience into classes and curriculum in all majors. The school is located at the top of Embassy Row in one of Washington's most beautiful and secure neighborhoods, just 15 minutes from Capitol Hill. It is the premiere institution for educating students who want to exert influence in their chosen field of study. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences; the Schools of Business, Communication, International Service, and Public Affairs; and the Washington College of Law. The 84-acre main campus is located in northwest Washington, DC.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
7,953
Undergraduates
3,046
Men - 38.3%
4,908
Women - 61.7%
6,048
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
39% of 20,036 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
590-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
630-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27-32 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$63,239
Tuition and Fees
$51,334
Room and Board
$10,096
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Freshman Award
$40,025
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
836
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
5%
10-19
47%
20-29
26%
30-39
17%
40-49
4%
50-99
1%
Over 100
1%
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Washington, DC Population
712,816
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Eagle (Clawed)
Sororities
9% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
7.7%
Black/African-American
9.1%
Hispanic/Latino
14.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
60%
Unknown
3.8%
International Students
11.1% from 106 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
94.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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