Washington, DC
American University


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Recent Reviews

Chase
What is your overall opinion of this school?

While my choice in coming to American University was definitely a last-minute decision, it was not one that I took lightly. I...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

While my choice in coming to American University was definitely a last-minute decision, it was not one that I took lightly. I agonized for months if I wanted to leave my home state to attend my dream school. However, I finally made the right decision. I had visited and toured the campus before and felt the energy, which was what made me fall in love with the place. Now that I'm here full-time, I know that energy never dies. In a typical day I will recognize maybe 10 different languages and converse in 2 or 3, talk with peers from my home of NC to CA to London and Spain and Nairobi, meet with highly distinguished professors of amazing backgrounds, sometimes even running into our president Sylvia Burwell or any of the many distinguished scholars we are considered a home to, and travel into DC for volunteer work or just for fun! I'm quite proud to be a student of American University. Go Eagles!

Emily
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AU is a fantastic school, academically speaking (especially for IR and political science majors). With that being said, there...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

AU is a fantastic school, academically speaking (especially for IR and political science majors). With that being said, there are several non-academic aspects of the school that irritate me. The food here is pretty bad and the people that work at the food places around campus are some of the rudest people I have ever encountered. Although AU is in DC, it takes about 45 minutes to get downtown because you have to first wait for the shuttle, which takes a while, and then get on the metro, which also takes a while. There is also a serious mouse problem in Anderson Hall. There have been several mice encounters in my room.

Shawn Hyup
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It's a unique experience. I guess some could say it's an acquired taste. But, what do you expect from a university in D.C.? S...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a unique experience. I guess some could say it's an acquired taste. But, what do you expect from a university in D.C.? Sure, there are a lot of problems, but when we put things into perspective, I think we do pretty well for ourselves. But, that's not to say that we're perfect either.

caleigh
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I love the school! The environment is great and I feel at home here. American was my first choice school, and I knew from the...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the school! The environment is great and I feel at home here. American was my first choice school, and I knew from the second I arrived here that I was going to love it. I love that I can walk to class and see at least a handful of people I know or at least recognize.

Kelly
What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a transfer student, my short time at AU has been great! The professors are very accessible and definitely want to see thei...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a transfer student, my short time at AU has been great! The professors are very accessible and definitely want to see their students succeed, the food is nothing to complain about, and there are plenty of resources available when needed. There are plenty of activities, events, and student organizations available and open to new members. Overall, I believe AU is a great institution.

Sarah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I love being a student at American University. There are so many opportunities to get involved and find your niche. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I love being a student at American University. There are so many opportunities to get involved and find your niche. I love how students are encouraged to pursue their dreams by faculty, administration, and other students. While sometimes the pettiness can get in the way and meal plans become boring, people at American are dedicated to helping you do your best.

Alexis
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I'm very glad to be a part of the AU community! I feel welcome in all of my classes, and my professors are always willing to ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm very glad to be a part of the AU community! I feel welcome in all of my classes, and my professors are always willing to talk about new and exciting things happening in the public history field. I have met so many wonderful people and I am very glad that I made the decision to go to school at American University.

Sheridan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Honestly, American University was not my first choice when applying to colleges. That said, I do not think I would have chose...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Honestly, American University was not my first choice when applying to colleges. That said, I do not think I would have chosen to go anywhere else. While the school is not perfect (but really, no school is) American is my home. I have met people here who I hope to stay close to for the rest of my life, and I have had countless new experiences that I would not trade for the world. I have learned so much in the year and a half that I have been here and I am eager to continue my education and to learn and grow from the people around me. American University is not a very well known school, however, I think everyone that is lucky enough to visit will find themselves in love with the arboretum campus, the diverse architecture, and the school's favorite mascot, Clawed Z Eagle. As is always said, "Home is where the heart is," and American University certainly has my heart. I am proud to be an eagle now and forever because as Clawed has told us since day one, "Once and eagle, always an eagle."

Emma
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I had never visited American University, nor any college I applied to as a matter of fact, before attending the summer orient...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I had never visited American University, nor any college I applied to as a matter of fact, before attending the summer orientation. The day before the orientation began, shortly after getting off the plane (as I am from Texas) my family and I wondered the deserted campus and I fell in love. My mom could not help but smile as she saw me in awe of my new school, knowing as mom’s do that this was the place for me. I had that good ol’ gut feeling that AU was where I belonged. Now that I have completed my first year at American University, I could not be happier with the choice that I made. For starters, the campus atmosphere and structure is ideal for me. There is a lively presence with activities constantly going on. There are students and faculty of all backgrounds that bring a unique energy to the campus and the opportunity to learn about different cultures and lifestyles. This diversity is exactly what I wanted to experience at school and I love it. The resources on campus are pretty good as well but could serve to be improved upon. The gym and library are favorites as is the Batelle building home to the College of Arts and Sciences. The food is okay however more options would be appreciated as someone who is seeking to eat healthier and not just eat burgers and pizza. The classes themselves have proven to be well organized and really interesting. Even though most kids that go to AU are not going for a psychology degree, there are many options for me in terms of classes and opportunities especially in regards to internships. Opportunities for internships were very important to me and as a first semester freshman I had an internship I had heard about through psychology advisors. Not only is the school great but the location is as well. I love going to school in our nation’s capital. It is very different then my home in Dallas and that is exactly what I wanted from my college experience. While there may be some little flaws at American University, they are apparent and problematic at most schools. However, these flaws are overlooked by the great experience and education I am obtaining.

Moira
What is your overall opinion of this school?

American University was my dream school for several years before I attended it, and now with one year behind me, I can safely...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

American University was my dream school for several years before I attended it, and now with one year behind me, I can safely say that I love my university. I will start with the things I love about my university. Three new dorm halls have been created just this year, so the school is expanding. There are six coffee shops on campus, which is very important, in my personal opinion, for study grinds and everything else. The campus is small, meaning it never takes me more than 15 minutes to walk anywhere. There is a wonderful art gallery on campus which is a pleasure to work for and to visit. The professors are also incredible, and very accessible. One of the things I find less appealing are some of the race-related incidents amongst students that have occurred on my campus, but the student body met hatred with protest, and came together en masse to speak for what they believe in.

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  • 7,340
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  • $40,649
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