Washington, DC
American University


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Recent Reviews

Nelle
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think the University is good because of the academics and how the professors are available to their students, but, I believ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think the University is good because of the academics and how the professors are available to their students, but, I believe they need to re-evaluate how they admit students. There are a lot . of students that have the potential to be there, but, were not admitted.

Renaldie
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American University is a very promising higher education facility. The location of the school is wonderful as well. Students ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

American University is a very promising higher education facility. The location of the school is wonderful as well. Students have access to the life and spirit of D.C. The student population are sociable and proactive, the campus is large but not humungous, and the Dining Hall has amazing cupcakes. Overall, I think American University is a fine institution.

Madisen
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American University is definitely a good school to be focused on academics at. The professors all seems very caring and regul...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

American University is definitely a good school to be focused on academics at. The professors all seems very caring and regularly encourage students to create relationships with them by visiting office hours. Socially, Greek life is somewhat more important than expected, but there are other ways to get involved and make friends. There are not very many food options on campus, but the surrounding neighborhood and city in general has lots of grocery and restaurant options. The most prominent theme is the need to have some sort of money saved up so that you can enjoy the activities that students are often participating in off campus, whether it be going out on the weekends, grabbing dinner off campus, or enjoying the shopping in D.C. or the surrounding states. However, people are generally inclusive and as long as you put the effort into being outgoing, it is pretty easy to start making connections and have a good time.

Logan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

American University is a college that you attend for the academics and city rather than the party scene or sports. Our sports...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

American University is a college that you attend for the academics and city rather than the party scene or sports. Our sports team are relatively decent, but they do not excel like some of the other well known colleges. The housing and food on campus is quite lackluster and at times it can be quite annoying.

Julia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The academics are great, and it’s a great environment for someone who wants to be active in politics. However, learn how to c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The academics are great, and it’s a great environment for someone who wants to be active in politics. However, learn how to cook or be prepared to eat take out, because the food is not that great. There are limited options and the food that is there isn’t very good.

Madison
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American University is an excellent academic school with a great social aspect. Politically active students in everything an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

American University is an excellent academic school with a great social aspect. Politically active students in everything and at the same time does not force anything on anyone. Very safe, great professors, awesome students. AU is a great place to live and learn. in Washington DC it is ideal for the culture, the scene, the people. There is always something going on and very much an active campus, both inside its boundaries and outside.

Brenda
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I applied to American University on a whim. I was familiar with its reputation for academic excellence and was attracted by i...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I applied to American University on a whim. I was familiar with its reputation for academic excellence and was attracted by its setting in Washington D.C. I knew that this was a respected institution where I would get a good education, and that was the most important qualification I was looking for in a university. I was focused on the kind of education I would receive that I forgot to consider the environment I would be living in. To my great surprise I found a home at AU. Not only am I studying what I am passionate about amongst brilliant peers, but I found my place within a community. The first few months of freshman year were difficult, what with being half a country away from everyone I love, but I slowly met some of the most incredible individuals. The friends I have gained and the memories I have made thus far have cemented AU as my second home. The food may not be the best, but you will hardly care with everything else you will gain during your time at AU.

jake
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American University is a complete fit for me. While I may be on a gap year, I can say that I am a proud incoming freshman to ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

American University is a complete fit for me. While I may be on a gap year, I can say that I am a proud incoming freshman to go to such an amazing university. Everyone that I met is extremely friendly and the facilities that I saw are maintained very well. The on campus housing and food I have found to be the lowest parts of the school but that can be said for most universities. The housing felt pretty cramped especially to fit two or even upwards of three people. The food seemed like typical college food that I hear about. It is enough to keep the student population fed but it wasn't terribly exciting. The nearby shops, extracurricular activities and off campus housing are very good. The nearby shops are very nice and provide wonderful souvenirs for tourists and mothers alike. The extracurricular activities are very interesting and well rounded. They provide a very interesting space for students to interact and offer a wide range of activities. Lastly, the campus facilities, class sizes, and academics are second to none. The campus facilities are stunning and are top notch. The swimming facility and gym are everything that an athlete are novice weightlifter can ask for. There is everything you need and then some. The class sizes are very small and personal. This makes class time very engaging and exciting because the teacher doesn't have to account for thousands of kids during class. At American University, because of the small class sizes, students are able to ask questions and get answers fast. Finally, the academics produce some of the best lawyers and political scientists in the world. Their academics are some of the best I've seen and is the perfect fit for me. If I could I would fully rate American University at 4.5 stars but because I can't do half, I'll round up.

Veronica
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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.

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

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