American University

About American University
General Information
Academic Programs
Admission Requirements
Majors and Degree Programs
Tuition and Fees

About American University

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4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20016-8001
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Phone Numbers

General Info: (202) 885-1000
Financial Aid Office: (202) 885-6100
Addmissions Office: (202) 885-6000

Type of College

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above



Academic Programs

Special Learning Opportunities (ROTC, Teacher Certification, Distance Learning, Study abroad, Weekend Evening)
Student Services (Counseling service, employment services, placement services, day care)
Credit Accepted (Dual credit, AP credits):
Religious Affiliation: United Methodist
Federal Aid:
Undergraduate Student Age:

Admission Requirements

Open admissions policy: No
Undergraduate application fee: 45
Number of applicants: 15058
Percent admitted: 53.4799
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Not Required
Secondary School Record: Required
Completion of college-preparatory program: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
Percent of Students submitting SAT scores: 94%
Percent of Students submitting ACT scores: 30%
SAT Critical Reading 25th Percentile: 590
SAT Critical Reading 75th Percentile: 700
SAT Math 25th Percentile: 580
SAT Math 75th Percentile: 670
ACT Composite 25th Percentile: 25
ACT Composite 75th Percentile: 30

Majors and Degree Programs

Acoustics X
American History (United States) X
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence (LL.M., M.C.J., J.S.D./S.J.D.) (New) X X X
American/United States Studies/Civilization X
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics & Special Effects (New) X
Anthropology X X X
Applied Economics X
Applied Mathematics X X
Art History, Criticism & Conservation X X
Arts Management X X X
Biochemistry X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
Business Administration/Management X X
Chemistry, General X X X
Cinematography & Film/Video Production X X
Clinical Psychology X
Cognitive Psychology & Psycholinguistics X
Communications Studies/Speech Communication & Rhetoric X X
Computer Science X X
Creative Writing X
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration X X
Dance, General X X
Dance, Other (New) X
Drama & Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Economics, General X X X
Economics, Other X
Education, General X
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities X
Educational Leadership & Administration, General X X
Elementary Education & Teaching X X X
English Language & Literature/Letters, Other X X
Environmental Science X
Environmental Science (New) X
Environmental Studies (New) X X
Ethics (New) X
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, & Gender Studies, Other X X
European History X
Experimental Psychology X X
Film/Cinema Studies X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
French Language & Literature X X
French Studies (New) X
German Language & Literature X
German Studies (New) X
Graphic Design (New) X
Health & Physical Education, General X
History, General X X
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General X
Information Science/Studies X X X
International Economics X X
International Law & Legal Studies (LL.M., J.S.D./S.J.D.) (New) X
Journalism X X
Language Interpretation & Translation X X
Latin American Studies X X
Law (LL.B., J.D.)
Liberal Arts & Sciences/Liberal Studies X X X
Management Information Systems, General X X
Mathematics Teacher Education X
Mathematics, General X X
Music History, Literature, & Theory X
Music, General X
Near & Middle Eastern Studies X
Painting X
Philosophy X X
Philosophy, Other (New) X
Physics, General X
Political Science & Government, General X X X
Political Science & Government, Other X X
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies X
Printmaking X
Psychology, General X X X
Public Administration X X
Public Administration & Services, Other X X
Public Policy Analysis X X
Russian Language & Literature X
Russian Studies X
Sculpture X
Secondary Education & Teaching X X X
Social Sciences, General X
Social Sciences, Other X
Sociology X X X
Spanish Language & Literature X
Sport & Fitness Administration/Management X
Statistics, General X X X
Statistics, Other (New) X
Taxation X
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor X X X
Toxicology X
Transportation/Transportation Management (New) X X
Women's Studies X

Tuition and Fees

In-state: $29206.00
Out-of-state: $29206.00
Books and supplies: $600.00
Total Expense In State On Campus: $42676.00
Total Expense In State Off Campus: $42676.00
Total Expense In State Off Campus with Family: $31106.00
Total Expense Out of State On Campus: $42676.00
Total Expense Out of State Off Campus: $42676.00
Total Expense Out of State Off Campus with Family: $31106.00

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