Washington, DC
American University


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Recent Reviews

Ashley
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love this school. The opportunities here are like no other, and being in the greatest city in the world only adds to the pl...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love this school. The opportunities here are like no other, and being in the greatest city in the world only adds to the plethora of internships available to students in the district.

Katherine
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It seems like the dream come true school until you get there. It still has some pluses, but after being there for a few month...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It seems like the dream come true school until you get there. It still has some pluses, but after being there for a few months you can start to see the various flaws in the system, especially when it comes to how the school responds to student concerns and safety.

marvin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Way overpriced and being slightly removed from the city creates the illusion that AU is comparable to any other schools in DC...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Way overpriced and being slightly removed from the city creates the illusion that AU is comparable to any other schools in DC. Some facilities are nice and new, while others - the library being a perfect example, 9/10 chairs you practically fall through. Some students are genuinely interested in academics, but overall most of the student body gives off a less than academically inclined vibe. Ironically, the student body is also generally amongst the most pretentious and self-absorbed I've encountered, relative to those I've come across visiting friends and GU and even GWU. Anyone who attributes prestige with AU is delusional. Can't wait to transfer.

Madeleine
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Some students have a hard time adjusting but I think the school does a good job of pushing mental health services and the Cen...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Some students have a hard time adjusting but I think the school does a good job of pushing mental health services and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI). You can find a group for any part of your identity and there are services for students with disabilities as well as some gender neutral bathrooms for anyone worried about that. It's also a small campus so you can get everywhere easily as well as a lot of nature on campus (it is a certified arboretum) which is very beneficial to mental health so if going to college is going to be stressful for you, there are people you can go to as well as just being in nature.

Alexandra
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Very intense, but you do what you got to do. American University is extremely competitive overall, not just to get in, but in...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Very intense, but you do what you got to do. American University is extremely competitive overall, not just to get in, but in the classroom setting as well. However, everyone comes from very different backgrounds and is well respected. The campus also offers a wide range of opportunities for help, but sometimes are not always the best. However, it is a good thing to try. Overall, I really enjoy American, but there are just some minor problems.

Dana
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American University is a wonderful place to learn, grow, and be challenged. I have enjoyed earning my master's degree from th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

American University is a wonderful place to learn, grow, and be challenged. I have enjoyed earning my master's degree from there, and the opportunities afforded during and after my education have been invaluable. As a student of the School of International Service, I am proud to be part of one of the highest ranked universities in its field. It is a privilege to participate in small class sizes with engaging and thought provoking professors who are quite distinguished, in their fields.

Taylor
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In the heart of Washington, D.C, American is the perfect institution to get the best education possible. The professors at AU...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In the heart of Washington, D.C, American is the perfect institution to get the best education possible. The professors at AU are very hands on and get you career-ready for life after graduation. The campus is beautiful and in a safe neighborhood, has plenty of dining choices and 4 metro stops away from tourist attractions.

Nyshayla
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The school is prestigious and is very active in anything political from campus sustainability to having discussions about rac...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is prestigious and is very active in anything political from campus sustainability to having discussions about race at this predominantly white institution. It does well even though it still inhabits some hate and prejudice, but I just look at AU as a work in progress like any other college or university; there’s always work that needs to be done and no institution is perfect because there are different perceptions of perfect. You just have to make and own your own experience.

Leon
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school, especially for politics and social related majors. The campus is not too large or too small and in gener...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school, especially for politics and social related majors. The campus is not too large or too small and in general, its just a great school. Very politically active with many connections and internship opportunities to be taken. Its food is alright, could be better.

A
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's an extremely prestigious and fantastic institution! There are three or four career centers, each specific school (CAS, S...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's an extremely prestigious and fantastic institution! There are three or four career centers, each specific school (CAS, SIS, Kogod, SPA) has their own career center and then there is a university wide career center! There is no possible way that a student can leave the university without a confirmed job before they graduate! I would recommend that all students apply and if accepted, come to AU!

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  • Enrollment
  • 7,900
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $44,853
  • Acceptance rate
  • 26%

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