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American University

Political Science Scores
Students who would return
Would not - 18/6
Student Surveys
(in Political Science)
Males: 15, Females: 9
Average Yrs. Completed: 1.5

Education Quality Vs. Competing Schools

American University
Average of All Schools
Average of schools in class

Harvard University
New York University
Boston University
Cornell University
Northeastern University
Yale University
Brown University

Student Expectations

Expected coursework difficulty:3.4 Medium
Actual difficulty:3.6 High
Students found the coursework to be harder than expected.

Educational Quality vs. Student Intellect

English Speaking

Percent of teaching staff that does not speak satisfactory English0-10%

Student Personalities

Faculty Personalities

Political Science:

First off, I'm a transfer student from a competitive liberal arts school in the midwest. The Departments: SPA, SIS, SOC and Kogod are fantastic, f...
I love AU. I really do. The professors and academic support are the best aspects to AU. We are located right in DC, but still have a close-knit cam...
I'll begin this review with a disclaimer that while I strongly dislike AU and am glad to be no longer going there, AU is good for a certain kind of st...
I transferred into AU from Dallas, Texas. I have had both positive and negative experiences, which I will list below: First, the Good News: AU ...
American University gives you so many oppurtunitys! The professor are great and you cant beat being in DC. Overall American University is an up and c...
I absolutely love and highly reccomend AU to all. AU offers great merit scholarships,making a great college education affordable. I have had only posi...
Great university all around! (Honest) Transferred from a famous ivy university and by far, and trust me, by FAR students here are way more engaging an...
American has been a wonderful experience. I looked at several DC area schools before coming here last year, and couldn't be happier that I decided on ...
If you want to study internation relations or political science, AU has a great program (though perhaps not as prestigious as other DC schools.) Howe...
Academically, AU is sound, if not particularly stellar, especially its schools of international service and public affairs. It is "quite good for what...
This university gives no reason for its alum to give any money once they leave. There is too much bureaucracy at school this size. Students are left...
American University was an outstanding experience, academically and otherwise. I felt very challenged and stimulated by almost every class I took ther...
AU, as an experience, is, well,special. While the faculty is incredible, the students are arrogant. There isn't a big social scene, and do not plan o...
As a current student at American University, it is quite clear that there is a host of diversity here as well as a strong, career driven spirit. The v...
AU is a wonderful University. They really do have strong programs in Humanities, especially Languages, and political science, international relations,...
I'm actually graduating in 2007, but there was not option for that. Anyway, I love the campus, I wouldn't have been happier anywhere else (even consid...
The AU Career Center helped me apply for grants to fund my graduate studies at the London School of Economics. Earlier, it also helped me get an inter...
I would just like to nominate American University as having the ugliest student body in these United States. Seriously, I challenge you to find one ho...
Having just finished my third semester here, I have to say that while there are many things I can't stand about AU, I couldn't see myself anywhere els...
American University is a lot different than what one gets on a campus tour. I am in the political science program here and have been very satisfied s...
I transferred to AU from a large public University, and find it a breath of fresh air. The students are engaged in what is going on around the globe, ...
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