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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%

Students who got into AU:

Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (16), Grades (17), Sports/Extracurriculars (2), College Essay (5)
Not really that hard to get inJun 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

In order to get in I transferred my existingApr 15 2014Philosophy
In order to get in I transferred my existing credits for the University of Pittsburgh.
SAT: 1100 Male
I took IB courses in high school, and participatedNov 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
If you really want to go here you firstApr 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
Apply, and you'll probably get inOct 24 2011Unknown
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