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American University

Instate Tuition (2011-2012)
Out-of-state Tuition (2011-2012)

AU Address

General information:(202) 885-1000
Financial aid office:(202) 885-6100
Admissions office:(202) 885-6000
University Homepage

Tuition + AU Housing


UGrad Application Fee: $65
Grad Application Fee: $60

Tuition Prepaid: Yes
Tuition Payment Plan: Yes
Campus Housing Capacity:3884
Freshman Must Live on Campus: No

University Makeup

# of Undergrads: 7,595
# of Grad students: 6,023
# of Part time: 3
Total Students: 13,618




American Indian:



Pacific Islander:




Financial Aid

69% First time, full time students receive federal aid and the average amount is $3,237

7% of students receive State/Local grants and the average amount is $536

60% receive instiutional grants and the average institutional award is $11,697

53% receive student loans and the average amount is $2,807
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Financial Aid Website
Private not-for-profit 4 year or above Institution
Doctoral/Research Universities
Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Average ACT: 27.0

Special Programs

Law Program
Teacher Certifications

Admissions Requirements

Secondary School Record Required
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Test Scores Required
Competencies Recommended
Test EOFL Required

Special Credits

HS College Credit: Yes
AP Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credit: No
Special Credits(other): No

Applicants Admitted %

39% men vs 43% women admitted

Applicants vs Admissions

Number of Men Applicants: 7,319
Number of Women Applicants: 11,387
Number of Men Admitted: 2,888
Number of Women Admitted: 4,900

Student Services

Library On Campus
Counseling Services
Employment Services
Day Care On Campus

Majors  Hide Majors

• Accounting
• Acoustics
• American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
• American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• American/United States Studies/Civilization
• American/United States Studies/Civilization Award of less than 1 academic year
• Animation Interactive Technology Video Graphics and Special Effects
• Anthropology
• Anthropology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Anthropology Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Applied Mathematics General
• Art History Criticism and Conservation
• Asian Studies/Civilization Award of less than 1 academic year
• Asian Studies/Civilization Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Biochemistry
• Biology/Biological Sciences General
• Business Management Marketing and Related Support Services Other
• Business Management Marketing and Related Support Services Other Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Business Administration and Management General
• Business Administration and Management General Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Chemistry General
• Cinematography and Film/Video Production
• Clinical Psychology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Communication and Media Studies Other
• Computer Science
• Creative Writing
• Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
• Curriculum and Instruction
• Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts General
• Economics General
• Economics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Economics Other Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Education General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
• Elementary Education and Teaching
• Elementary Education and Teaching Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Science Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Environmental Studies
• Ethics
• Ethnic Cultural Minority Gender and Group Studies Other
• European Studies/Civilization Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Experimental Psychology
• Film/Cinema/Video Studies
• Finance General
• Finance General Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Financial Mathematics
• Fine and Studio Arts Management
• Fine and Studio Arts Management Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Fine/Studio Arts General
• Foods Nutrition and Wellness Studies General Postbaccalaureate certificate
• French Language and Literature
• French Studies
• General Literature
• German Language and Literature
• German Studies
• Graphic Design
• Health and Physical Education/Fitness General
• History General
• History General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration General
• Intermedia/Multimedia
• International Business/Trade/Commerce Postbaccalaureate certificate
• International Economics Postbaccalaureate certificate
• International Law and Legal Studies
• International Relations and Affairs
• International Relations and Affairs Award of less than 1 academic year
• International Relations and Affairs Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• International Relations and Affairs Postbaccalaureate certificate
• International and Comparative Education
• International and Intercultural Communication
• Journalism
• Language Interpretation and Translation Award of less than 1 academic year
• Language Interpretation and Translation Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Latin American Studies
• Law Phd(Professional practice)
• Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
• Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
• Marketing/Marketing Management General Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Mathematics General
• Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies Other
• Music General
• Music History Literature and Theory
• Near and Middle Eastern Studies Award of less than 1 academic year
• Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
• Personality Psychology
• Philosophy
• Physics General
• Political Science and Government General
• Political Science and Government General Award of less than 1 academic year
• Political Science and Government General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Political Science and Government Other Award of less than 1 academic year
• Political Science and Government Other Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Psychology General
• Psychology General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Public Administration
• Public Administration Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Public Administration Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Public Administration and Social Service Professions Other
• Public Administration and Social Service Professions Other Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Public Policy Analysis General
• Public Policy Analysis General Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Real Estate
• Real Estate Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Religion/Religious Studies
• Russian Language and Literature
• Russian Studies
• Secondary Education and Teaching
• Secondary Education and Teaching Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Social Sciences General
• Social Sciences Other Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Sociology
• Sociology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Spanish Language and Literature
• Speech Communication and Rhetoric
• Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
• Statistics General
• Statistics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Statistics Other
• Taxation
• Taxation Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
• Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor Award of less than 1 academic year
• Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Women's Studies
• Women's Studies Postbaccalaureate certificate

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