Washington, DC
American University


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Recent Reviews

Veronica
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I never thought I could be so in love with my college. The classes and professors I have have had the opportunity to take and...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I never thought I could be so in love with my college. The classes and professors I have have had the opportunity to take and meet are incredible. The campus is beautiful and the people you meet here really make it feel like home. I am beyond happy to be studying here and know that there would have been no better fit for me.

Mariam
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It's a great school with a lot of opportunities. The professors are always there to help and you can easily walk in to the de...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school with a lot of opportunities. The professors are always there to help and you can easily walk in to the dean's office and ask for help. Everyone is open minded and ready to help. They are also building new buildings and upgrading the facilities to assure that students have a great learning environment.

Jordan
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American University is a school with unbeatable academics and phenomenal facilities in a to-die-for location. Not too close n...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

American University is a school with unbeatable academics and phenomenal facilities in a to-die-for location. Not too close nor too far from downtown D.C., it's a perfect location for classes. My one complaint would be the number of racist displays on campus (at least one happens each semester). It's unexcusable.

Morgan
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I love the location and opportunities AU provides to its students. The school spirit is great and the staff are wonderful and...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the location and opportunities AU provides to its students. The school spirit is great and the staff are wonderful and helpful. The food is amazing and the placement of the school in DC is amazing!! There are hundreds of internship and job opportunities in the city. 10/10 would recommend.

Tugba
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I think that American University is a good school but it is in no way worth all they hype or the tuition. The cirriculum is c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that American University is a good school but it is in no way worth all they hype or the tuition. The cirriculum is challenging enough to stimulate your mind but delivery varies on the professors - who get paid less than elementary school teachers in the surrounding area. Honestly the money that goes into this school with tuition alone should make it more attractive in terms of food and housing however, that is far from actuality. The dorms are not the greatest but they aren’t the worst and the food is questionable at times (most times). There are racially charged incidents that take place at least once a semester for the past two years now- of which there has barely been action taken by the head of the school (only when it garnered media attention) and little to no consequence suffered by the guilty parties. The issue pertaining to such incidents has only really added more chairs to the counseling center - in other words, nothing really got done despite the protests and calls for action. This school, like many others boast diversity on their pamphlet but make no moves to really step in and assist their students of color. Furthermore, the “financial aid” they offer is great when your a freshman (if your basically destitute) but if your parents or parent has a stable job, don’t expect to receive a cent. They expect you to pay full tuition no matter how many times you or your parent tells them you can’t afford it. And if your lucky enough to get them to work with you, they WILL mess up by either giving you incorrect information, charging you out of no where or more than your set amount. My experience with this institution is not necessarily indicative of others experiences however, this is what I have seen and gone through.

Carly
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American University is truly one of a kind, this year we were in the top 5 politically active schools across America and w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

American University is truly one of a kind, this year we were in the top 5 politically active schools across America and with us being an extremely political school, that meant a lot and encouraged more activity from students and professors alike. The Facilities could be better, however they are in the process of renovating dorms and buildings to improve the lives of students inside and outside the classroom. Academics could not be any better, we have top notch professors in every area that are always available and always ready to help students with anything. The location of American is far enough away from the city that you don't have the hustle and bustle around you 24/7, however with our metro passes provided by the school we are just a short bus, metro, uber, or walk away from any government building, shopping area, or anything else that peaks your interest in our nations capitol!

Stella
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American University is a school for fast-paced, politically active individuals. Though the location isn't in the heart of the...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

American University is a school for fast-paced, politically active individuals. Though the location isn't in the heart of the city, there's typically something going on. The main focuses of the school is Political Science, International Relations, and Business. The arts and science programs tend to lack appeal, though. Overall, it's an amazing school that gives you a small town feel in a big city.

Jennifer
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I love American University! Since the sciences are still small here, the class sizes are too. I’m so glad that I picked AU be...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love American University! Since the sciences are still small here, the class sizes are too. I’m so glad that I picked AU because you still have quick access to the city without dealing with the downsides to city life. It’s super easy to involve yourself on campus if you make even the slightest effort.

Chase
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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.

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

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