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American University

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Your Combined ACT:
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Your Chances at American
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Your Chances at American
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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 (3), ACT/SAT (18), Grades (20), Sports/Extracurriculars (4), College Essay (6)
To get into American I participated in and wasMar 24 2019Political Science
To get into American I participated in and was chair of a number of extra curricular activities. Having higher grades and good test scores is practically a necessity because American does not have a host of sports teams students can get in on. American is also interesting because they care a lot about demonstrated interest in the school so, they will document if you visit campus on a tour. Learning who your admissions counselor is at American and reaching out is also a good idea. In my case, American offered interviews in my area to get to know students better and inform prospective students if they had any questions.

I would highly recommend applying Early Decision because American offers a fall deadline for ED1 in November and then a winter deadline for ED2 in January. Early Decision is a binding agreement but, when I applied ED2 I knew I wanted to go and the acceptance rates are higher for ED students because, to the university, they are guaranteed enrollments.
ACT: 34 Male

- Show interest in the schoolDec 10 2009Political Science
- Show interest in the school. It's listed as a 'very important factor'. Schedule an interview, campus visit, and day visit (yes...they're different). And email your local admissions representative early on to establish a relationship because ultimately THEY have the final say on your application.
- Volunteer: AU takes a particular interest in students who have volunteer experience. They rank it higher than Work Experience.
- Do well in school and score decently on your SATs.
ACT: 30 Female
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