American University

Acceptance Rate 41.00 %
SAT Average 1,370
2023 Tuition & Fees $53,889
Student Population 14,852
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $30,651

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.
American University is affiliated with United Methodist.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $53,889 for undergraduate students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $39,126.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 14,852 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 41.00% 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.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, American's tuition & fees is $53,889. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees is $39,126.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at American. The acceptance rate of American is 41.00% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 22.00%. The average graduation rate is 79% and no students have transferred out from the school.
The average received amount of financial aid is $30,651 and 44% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 14,852 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for American University is 41.00 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for American University is 79 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for American University is 90 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for American University is 14,852
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for American University is 12 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $30,651 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
Doctorate (Research)121
Doctorate (Practical)10
Less Than 1 Year Certificate101
Post-Bachelor's Certificate374

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:4,080)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $6,314)

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