Washington, DC
American University


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Recent Reviews

Linsay
What is your overall opinion of this school?

American University is a melting pot of politically active students. It may seem minute before you reach campus, however, it ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

American University is a melting pot of politically active students. It may seem minute before you reach campus, however, it is extremely overwhelming, especially if you are not involved in politics. The academics at American University are excellent. Professors are extremely educated and are open to new topics and ideas in my experience. The diversity at American is not that great; However, there are many groups on campus that will allow you to find your place and make it your home.

Kimberly
What is your overall opinion of this school?

American University is not a school with a lot of school spirit, we pride ourselves on diversity and great study abroad progr...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

American University is not a school with a lot of school spirit, we pride ourselves on diversity and great study abroad programs however once you get here you will see that we are not as diverse as we say, especially​ concerning socioeconomic backgrounds, and the study abroad programs that are a lot more rigid than advertised.

N
What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a nice school if you are interested in any type of political/ international relations career. The other majors are v...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a nice school if you are interested in any type of political/ international relations career. The other majors are very overlooked. Even in my distinctly film classes we only talk about journalism and non profit work. If you are interested in those fields, then this school will work. Otherwise, you will learn nothing. Also the campus environment is very toxic. The students here only care about getting ahead and what will look best on their resumes. As a result, there aren't many clubs or organizations to join because their memberships are all too low.

Gopika
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It has amazing academics, however, the food system is terrible. They do not have great dining choices, and they have somethin...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It has amazing academics, however, the food system is terrible. They do not have great dining choices, and they have something called "meal swipes" that cost $15, but you have very limited options on where to spend those meal swipes and what you are allowed to spend it on. Freshmen and sophomores are required to buy a large amount of meal swipes, which is also inconvenient and a huge waste of money.

Amalia
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I love my university and all the opportunities attending American University has offered me. Not only does the university hav...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love my university and all the opportunities attending American University has offered me. Not only does the university have so many opportunities to get involved on campus, but the location in Washington DC offers so many opportunities for internships and to really get to know our nations's capital.

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
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 ...

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
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 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.

Details

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

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