|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
|Students with disability||9%|
|Student to faculty ratio||12:1|
|Dormitory capacity||4,092 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
American University is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 19,325 applications and only 5,008 students were granted admission. American University is at the #24 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
In Fall 2016, 37% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 50% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||1150 to 1340|
|ACT||26 to 31|
In 2016-2017 academic year, American University's tuition was $44,046 for all students regardless of residency (64.4% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 82% of American University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 20% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,308 (which is 2.1% below the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at American University in 2016-2017, was 1,002, which is 56% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,525 (which is 6.3% below the national average.)
In Fall 2016, American University has enrolled a total of 13,346 students (10,657 students full-time and 2,689 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 13,346 students, 199 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 38% men and 62% women and 7,900 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 5,446 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 879 students for distance studies.
Non-resident alien: 10%
Black/African American: 9%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%
Two or more races: 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at American University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Legal Professions And Studies||18%||580|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||17%||552|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||8%||266|
|Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs||6%||190||160|
|Visual And Performing Arts||4%||119|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||3%||93|
|Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies||2%||79|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of American University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of American University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $43,800. Last year, out of the total 1,587 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,444 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,790 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,593 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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