Washington, DC
American University


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Recent Reviews

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.

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.

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

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