American University

Washington, D.C. 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20016

American University Admissions

Acceptance Rate 64%
Acceptance Deadline January 15

American University Cost

Average Cost* $40,088
Average Total Aid Awarded $35,916
Students Receiving Financial Aid 41.98%
*Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

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American University Academics

Student Faculty Ratio 12:1

American University Majors

Most Popular Majors
  • International Relations
  • Business
  • Political Science and Government
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Public Relations
  • Economics
  • Public Health
  • Psychology
  • Journalism
  • Linguistics
  • Interpretation
  • and Translation

American University Online

Offers Online Courses Yes

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American University Students

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment 8,463
Part-Time Undergraduates 335

American University Advisors

Elana Grayson
Boston University
Hi! I'm Elana Grayson and I am a full-time College Advisor from the suburbs of New York City. I graduated from Boston University's College of Communication, where I spent my time as a Dean's Host, London study abroad participant, and Sigma Kappa Sorority sister. In addition, I hold a Masters in Library and Information Science from Long Island University. I am currently enrolled in UCLA's College Counseling Certificate program as I pivot from nine years as a Librarian in international schools in South Korea and Germany to being a full-time College Advisor. I have extensive experience editing college essays and am a volunteer college coach with a national college access non-profit for underrepresented populations. I am here to help reduce the anxiety and stress often associated with the college application process and help find a school that is a great fit for you!

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