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American University

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Your Combined ACT:
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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at American
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at American
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
6,580
10,965
# Admitted
2,473
5,093
% Admitted
37.6%
46.4%
% Overall
43.1%

Students who got into American:

Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (16), Grades (18), Sports/Extracurriculars (2), College Essay (6)
I transferred in with a 3Aug 03 2015Journalism
I transferred in with a 3.9 GPA, halfway decent essay, and 3 good letters of recommendations, but some people got accepted with 3.2 GPA.

Straight out of high school look for around a 88% to 92% average. Not as insanely competitive as they make it seem but still pretty selective.
ACT: 32 SAT: 2100 Male

AU is becoming more and more competitiveMay 02 2010English
AU is becoming more and more competitive. In one year they went from accepting 53% of applicants to 43%.

Do well in your high school and write a great personal essay. Also get good refs from people who know and like you.
Male

Write anMay 23 2008Political Science
Write an essay about public service or saving the world. Gets the admission staff every time. But to be honest, just spell your name correctly and you should be golden.
ACT: 30 SAT: 2010 Male
I knew what I wanted to do, and IAug 27 2006Journalism
I knew what I wanted to do, and I talked about it in my entrance essay. I'd also recommend taking AP courses to get out of as many basic classes as you can (it's way cheaper).
SAT: 1310 Female
Write a goodMay 22 2003Business - Management and Administration
Write a good essay and have great recommendations. Also, do well in school. Grades matter more than test scores (SAT/ACT), and so does the quality of the courses you take. Don't take lamo classes.
ACT: 30 Male
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