AMERICAN UNIVERSITY - [AU], WASHINGTON D.C, WASHINGTON D.C

Washington D.C, Washington D.CLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1893Established Year
  13858Enrollment

American University Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

Updated On - October 19th 2019By -  Sugandhi Sood

American University is a private research university established in the year of 1893. It is the first urban campus which has reached to the carbon neutrality.

Highlights

University TypePrivate
Campus settingUrban
Annual Endowment708 million USD
Student Retention Rate90%
Work-study programYes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time; online
Cost of attendance65,048 USD
Admission Helpdeskhelpdesk@american.edu | 202-885-2591

Programs, Campus and Residence

  • The university offers 68 bachelor's degrees, 85 master's degrees, 10 doctoral degrees, LLM, JD, SJD, certificate, and associate degree through its 8 schools and colleges.
  • It is a 90 acre campus located in the residential area of Washington DC. It provides exposure to culture, energy and other opportunities of DC.
  • There are 11 housing halls and apartments in the university. The university makes use of 100% electricity through renewable resources.

Application Process

Pre-Requisites

  • Official Transcripts
  • SAT/ACT score
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE score
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Writing Sample

The applicants may apply through The Common Application and Coalition Application.

Application Fee

Undergraduate70 USD
Graduate55 USD

Intake Seasons

SeasonsUndergraduateGraduate
FallJanuary 15, 2019June 1, 2019
SpringOctober 1, 2018November 1, 2019

Cost and Scholarships

Cost of Attendance

RequirementsExpenses
Tuition and Fees43,103 USD
Room and Board Charges14,354 USD
Books and Supplies800 USD
Personal Expenses1,181 USD
Total59,438 USD

The students are provided financial aid in different forms such as scholarships and grants.

  • Around 69% new students are offered financial help at the university.
  • Approximately, 36,661 USD is offered to a single freshman as the financial aid offer.
  • In addition, 20% of new students are offered federal grant of about 4,637 USD.        

There are total 128,000 alumni worldwide belonging to American University. Alumni are offered benefits in education and career, access to on campus resources, health insurance and travel and leisure.

Find a Program

Arts & Social Studies 66 Programs

4 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$27,786 - 30,744 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION

Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing 5 Programs

4 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$25,407 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
4 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$27,786 - 30,744 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
4 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$25,407 - 26,170 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION

Business, Finance, Economics, Management & Statistics 25 Programs

4 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$27,786 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
4 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$27,786 - 30,744 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
4 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$25,407 - 26,170 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION

Engineering, Technology & Applied Sciences 8 Programs

4 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$27,786 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
4 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$27,786 - 30,744 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
4 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$25,407 - 26,170 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
1 yearpart-timeEnglish
$30,744 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
ON-CAMPUSTaxation

American University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population14971
FAFSA Code001434
Application Cost$70
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$25,407 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Read more about admission seasons and deadlines

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFLCheck Detailed Score-80- -
Writing-20--
Listening-20--
Reading-20--
Speaking-20--
IELTSCheck Detailed Score-6.5- -
Writing-6--
Listening-6--
Reading-6--
Speaking-6--
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score126511801350 49%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing650610690-
Mathematics615570660-
ACTCheck Detailed Score282630 39%
English302633-
Mathematics262428-

American University Acceptance Rate

29.4%

Acceptance Rate

18699

Total Applicants

14971

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

38.3%

Male

61.7%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program29.4%
Total Applicants29270
Total Enrolled8606
Graduate
Graduate Programs29.4%
Total Applicants21648
Total Enrolled6365

American University Enrollment

Enrollment
American University Enrollment14971
Undergraduate Enrollment8606
Graduate Enrollment6365
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate69.9%

Attendance Cost

$25,407

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$25,407 / Year
Post Graduate Program$27,786 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$800 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$15,898 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$921 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$15,898 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$921 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$1,621 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$1,621 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Law ProgramsAmerican Bar Association
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Psychology ProgramsAmerican Psychological Association

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
223801199210388557
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