School Overview

American University is a Private, 4 years college located in Washington, District of Columbia. American ranked 57th in National Universities and 3rd in District of Columbia Colleges.
It has a total enrollment of 14,001 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. It is a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. American's acceptance rate is 64.09% last year (undergraduate school).
American University is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Contact Information
Address4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016-8001
Admission Information
Net Price
School Category
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryResearch University (high research activity)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of American University is 64.09% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 18.83%. The application fees are $70 for undergraduate programs and $61 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate64.09 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)18.83 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$61

Tuition & Fees

American's 2022 tuition & fees is $53,334 for undergraduate students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $38,456.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$53,334
Graduate Tuition & Fees$38,456
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 14,001 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 1,597 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. American has 7,953 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 6,048 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students14,001
Undergraduate Students7,953
Graduate Students6,048
Online Enrollment1,597

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs195 Programs
Number of online programs14 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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