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

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate
    Bachelor's
    Masters
    Doctorate
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  • About the School:
  • For more information about this school, please see:
    http://www.american.edu/president/statements/common_purpose.html
  • Admission information :
  • Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $70
    Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
    TotalMaleFemale
    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
    RecommendationsX
    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
    SAT1,08467%
    ACT56935%
    Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
    NOTES:
    *  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 http://www.american.edu/admissions/testoptional.cfm 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%
    Other$1,300$1,134$1,134$1,1794.0%
    Off Campus
    Room and board$13,468$13,648$13,920$14,1801.9%
    Other$1,300$1,134$1,134$1,1794.0%
    Off Campus with Family
    Other$2,000$1,834$1,834$1,8792.5%
    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

  • School Website:
  • WWW.AMERICAN.EDU
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