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American University

Your Combined ACT:
SAT Math + Verbal:
Your Chances at AU
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at AU
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
7,319
11,387
# Admitted
2,888
4,900
% Admitted
39.5%
43.0%
% Overall
41.6%
Jun 30 2014Unknown
Not really that hard to get in. Maintain a 3.5+ GPA. Most kids have a few AP courses under their belts when they get here so take at least 4 of those. Have at least one extra-curricular that you were pretty involved in.

Test scores are optional so don't sweat that. Also, unless you are trying to major in a science, don't bother with taking 4 years of high school science unless you are looking to AP out of GenEd classes.

Male
Apr 15 2014Philosophy
In order to get in I transferred my existing credits for the University of Pittsburgh.
SAT: 1100 Male
Nov 13 2012Other
I took IB courses in high school, and participated in activities not just in school but outside of school. Volunteer activities, too!
Female
Apr 24 2012Other
If you really want to go here you first need to be really, really rich or incredibly, incredibly persistent. You need to be involved in something political. (I was involved in rally organization and awareness campaigns in high school. My room mate was a campaigner for Obama in 2008.) Maintain above a 3.0 gpa and make sure you're taking the hardest classes available at your school. It also helps to have other leadership activities under your belt.
SAT: 1250 Male
Oct 24 2011Unknown
Apply, and you'll probably get in.
Male
Sep 13 2011Undecided
Getting in is pretty easy. Just have a high enough ACT or SAT score and American University will be glad to take your money from you.
ACT: 31 Male
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