Washington, DC
American University


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Recent Reviews

Dana
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 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
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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
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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!

John
What is your overall opinion of this school?

An excellent university without the overbearing costs or reputation of ivy league. I cannot attest to clubs, sports, or frate...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

An excellent university without the overbearing costs or reputation of ivy league. I cannot attest to clubs, sports, or fraternity life, but I must say that the teachers are incredibly qualified and forthright with students' education. Whereas some might see the stereotype of "college campuses" rife with political bias, my professors routinely exemplified an impartial and factual curriculum on issues ranging from civics and law to domestic and foreign policy that remain relevant to this day. While yes, interpretation and argument is unavoidable, that is integral to the charm of this university. Debating ideas and concepts freshly learned from my courses was some of the most intellectually enriching experiences of my young adult life. Even in cases where the professor exhibits a preference for certain interpretations, there are no limits on how students might contravene and argue. My active participation in courses taught me both history and perspective, and professors were more than happy to refer students to internships and organizations suited for their talents. My only "criticism" - and I use that word lightly - would be some of the exigent pressures on the university. I was enrolled at an indisputably controversial time in American politics, and to some, the title "American" University has served as a proving-ground for political ideology. Some may protest, others will deliberately offend to rile some broader opponent. To my knowledge, such interactions have been unequivocally civil compared to other universities. And I would actually recommend such a contentious environment for anyone seeking to prove themselves as a civil servant. Debate is healthy, and American University has, either directly or not, facilitated such an environment. It is up to the applicant whether they would like to test themselves, hone their skills, and develop their intellect as an active and well-informed citizen of these United States. If they would prefer a coddling of ideas and biases developed during high school, there are many other universities that can offer such a product. Taken altogether, I loved my time in college. My only regret now is that I hadn't taken more classes on more subjects I had not yet known. Food is food. Housing is housing. Give me an intellectually stimulating conversation, and I would just as happily attend school in the Russian Federation (which I did, lol - study abroad is great and very extensive). If you are a student looking for an education on how to become the greatest politician of our age, but hey, you don't got the grades or money for Georgetown, look no further. If you are a parent nervously examining your son or daughter's prospects for a career in government, law, or economics, rest assured your child will be happy, safe, and surrounded by people who will challenge them and allow them to grow.

Evan
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American University is ruled by a corrupt administration, corrupt student government, corrupt club council, and corrupt local...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

American University is ruled by a corrupt administration, corrupt student government, corrupt club council, and corrupt local authority. More often that not, money is put before the students' well-being. But, if you look in the right spot, you can definitely find your people. There's never a dull day on this campus.

Tiffany
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It was at American University that I made some of my greatest memories and closest friends. The campus is gorgeous, in a prim...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It was at American University that I made some of my greatest memories and closest friends. The campus is gorgeous, in a prime location, and the school’s transportation service can get you on your way to anywhere in Washington D.C. The liberal arts education I received at AU has been instrumental in my job success, even though the career I ultimately wound up in is not what I went there for. Campus resources are excellent and being granted continuous access to them as an alum is so helpful. Aside from a few nitpicky things, I found my time at AU to be a phenomenal experience.

Jack
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I'm am going to attend AU next year and I can't wait! The academics are amazing with so many state of the art facilities. All...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm am going to attend AU next year and I can't wait! The academics are amazing with so many state of the art facilities. All the students that attend are very inviting and I immediately felt like I was at home when I would visit the campus. Sports are also a great way to get out there and meet new people!

Matt
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Great academics, but it is not worth the money. There are consistent attempts to compensate for their lack of acceptance as a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great academics, but it is not worth the money. There are consistent attempts to compensate for their lack of acceptance as a "top tier" school. They are so obsessed with the idea of being moderate and guiding light in the world that all funding goes to STEM and "bipartisan" initiatives. However, the overwhelming majority of students just want to learn about international relations, political science, economics, and communications. Students pay for the experience they were promised, but their best interests will always be second to the University's insecurities.

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

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