American University

Acceptance Rate 64.09 %
SAT Average 1,360
Tuition & Fees $53,334
Student Population 14,001
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $31,174

Academic Overview

American University Campus, Washington, DC
American University is a private (not-for-profit), four-years institute located in Washington, District of Columbia. It is a Research University (high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The 2022 tuition & fees is $53,334 for undergraduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 14,001 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 64.09% and the graduation rate is 79% last year.
The salary after graduation from American University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $67,700. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, American's tuition & fees is $53,334. For graduate programs, its 2022 average tuition & fees is $38,456.
2022 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at American. The acceptance rate of American is 64.09% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 18.83%. The average graduation rate is 79% and no students have transferred out from the school.
The average received amount of financial aid is $31,174 and 44% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 14,001 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for American University is 64.09 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for American University is 79 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for American University is 85 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for American University is 14,001
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for American University is 11 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $31,174 at American University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016-8001
Online Applicationwww.american.edu/admissions/apply/index.cfm
Financial Aidwww.american.edu/financialaid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.american.edu/financialaid/Net-Price-Calculator-Form.cfm
Veterans Tuitionwww.american.edu/financialaid/veteransbenefits.cfm
Disability Servicewww.american.edu/ocl/asac/

Offered Degrees

American offers 195 major programs through online and on-site education where 14 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Associate's Degree10
Bachelor's Degree630
Post Bachelor's Degree374
Master's Degree718
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship121
Doctor's degree - professional practice10

Special Learning Opportunities

American University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:4,682)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $6,104)

Veterans Benefits

American University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges