American University

Acceptance Rate 36 %
SAT Average 1,300
Tuition & Fees $51,361
Student Population 14,311
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $26,636

Academic Overview

American University Campus, Washington, DC
American University is a private (not-for-profit), 4 or more 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 2021 tuition & fees are $51,361 for undergraduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 14,311 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 36% 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.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of American University are $51,361. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $35,524 on average.
American University 2021 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at American. The acceptance rate of American is 36% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 26%. The average graduation rate is 79% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $26,636 and 56% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 14,311 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 36 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for American University is 79 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for American University is 88 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for American University is 14,311
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 $26,636 at American University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

American offers 199 major programs through online and on-site education where 22 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
Less than one year certificate121
One but less than two years certificate40
Associate's Degree10
Bachelor's Degree610
Post Bachelor's Degree384
Master's Degree7016
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