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  • American University
  • General Address :
  • 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20016
    Phone: (202) 885-1000
  • Institution Type :
  • Private , 4-year
  • Student Population:
  • 10,000 - 20,000 students

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate
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  • Admission information :
  • Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $70
    Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
    Number of applicants17,5456,58010,965
    Percent admitted43%38%46%
    Percent admitted who enrolled22%22%21%
    Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
    Secondary school GPAX
    Secondary school recordX
    Completion of college-preparatory programX
    Formal demonstration of competenciesX
    Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
    Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
    Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
    Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
    *  25% of students scored at or below
    ** 25% of students scored above
    • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
    • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
    SAT Critical Reading590690
    SAT Math570660
    SAT Writing580680
    ACT Composite2630
    ACT English2633
    ACT Math2428
    ACT Writing810
    • American University (AU) is continuing its test-optional pilot plan for the 2014 fall semester. This plan is available to all applicants (Early Decision and Regular Decision) for fall 2014. Visit for more details. If you will be graduating from a secondary school located outside the United States, please note that neither the SAT or ACT is required for admission.
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    Tuition and fees$36,697$38,071$39,499$40,6492.9%
    Books and supplies$600$800$800$8000.0%
    Living arrangement
    On Campus
    Room and board$13,468$13,648$13,920$14,1801.9%
    Off Campus
    Room and board$13,468$13,648$13,920$14,1801.9%
    Off Campus with Family
    Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    On Campus$52,065$53,653$55,353$56,8082.6%
    Off Campus$52,065$53,653$55,353$56,8082.6%
    Off Campus with Family$39,297$40,705$42,133$43,3282.8%
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (202) 885-6100
    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Any student financial aid11,27480%————
    Grant or scholarship aid1,14672%$25,909,727$22,609
    Federal grants30019%$1,291,541$4,305
    Pell grants29919%$1,219,825$4,080
    Other federal grants342%$71,716$2,109
    State/local government grant or scholarships926%$85,189$926
    Institutional grants or scholarships1,12571%$24,532,997$21,807
    Student loan aid89456%$7,531,016$8,424
    Federal student loans88756%$5,411,083$6,100
    Other student loans1047%$2,119,933$20,384

    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Grant or scholarship aid14,41761%$98,348,960$22,266
    Pell grants1,14216%$4,779,784$4,185
    Federal student loans3,36046%$23,840,924$7,096

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