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American University

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Rating

Private

Type

16,079

Students

$49,070

Tuition

36%

Acceptance

#93

Ranking

Large City

Campus Setting

Washington, DC

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016-8001

American University is a large private university located in Washington, DC ranked 107thin the US. It has a total of 9,034 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 36.08% acceptance rate. American University offers 199 different majors and is best known for its international relations and affairs, recording arts technology, and musical theatre programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 7th respectively). With a tuition cost of $49,070 per year, American University is exceptionally costly. 75.84% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $61,000 per year, which is 47% over the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$49,889/Year
Above Average

American University

$49,889

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$67,694/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$40,308/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

36%Acceptance
Average

American University

36%

National

69%
Sat

1210 - 1390

53% of students submit

Admissions Yield

26%

ACT

24 - 28

31% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Considered but not required

Application Fee

$75

Students

9,034Undergrads
Medium Student Population

Full-Time

1,752

Part-Time

6
Male

39%

In-state

83%

Female

61%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

2%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
21% International Relations and Affairs10% Business Administration and Management, General5% Public Administration65% Others

21% International Relations and Affairs

10% Business Administration and Management, General

5% Public Administration

65% Others

International Relations and Affairs

21%

804 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

10%

375 Graduates

Public Administration

5%

210 Graduates

Political Science and Government, General

4%

171 Graduates

Economics, General

4%

157 Graduates

Mass Communication/Media Studies

3%

117 Graduates

Public Relations/Image Management

3%

109 Graduates

Journalism

3%

106 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors11:111:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

11

Number of Library Books

756,367

Academic Spend per Student

$16,124

Full-time Retention Rate

89%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$45,600/Year

American University

$45,600

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$45,600

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$61,000

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

75%