Washington, DC
American University


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Recent Reviews

Sarah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Honestly, it's the school for me. That being said, it's not for everyone. It's not always serious but you will become more in...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Honestly, it's the school for me. That being said, it's not for everyone. It's not always serious but you will become more interested by politics just by being here, and DC is not your average college town. You are expected to get an internship and find something to be passionate about, and it's not that hard to find something.

Kamilah
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American university is a great school. Their are so many campus resources available and easily accessible for the students. I...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

American university is a great school. Their are so many campus resources available and easily accessible for the students. I personally enjoy and take advantage of the metro card that is included with the tuition as well as the language center available during very convenient hours.

Faith
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I'm a freshmen and I've really enjoyed it here. I'm in a living learning community which has definitely added to my experienc...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm a freshmen and I've really enjoyed it here. I'm in a living learning community which has definitely added to my experience. As a result of the community, I have a read-made cohort to engage with. I think the food at TDR is great. I'm a vegetarian and I've had no problems, though some disagree. In terms of social life - I go to parties less often than I did in high school but that's because frat parties do not appeal to me that much. Though, if that is what you want, there is not shortage of parties to attend. There is drinking, but if you don't want to partake, there's really no pressure. AU is known for being highly political and that has rung true. Overall, I think that AU is an excellent school and that the professors truly care.

Julia
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American University is a great place to study. Many students are very politically active, which leads to a lot of intellectua...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

American University is a great place to study. Many students are very politically active, which leads to a lot of intellectual discussions. However, the school had a very liberal bias due to the fact that an overwhelming majority of students and professors share these beliefs. It's a small and beautiful campus, which adds to the community factor. DC is the perfect location to grow away from home, which is easy because so many students are from all over the world. It's expensive, but I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

Alea
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Love it!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Love it!

Morgan
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As a current freshman, I have almost completed one semester. Thus far, my professors are extremely knowledgeable and helpful....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a current freshman, I have almost completed one semester. Thus far, my professors are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The campus is also well kept, and beautiful. The size is intimate, but not tiny, and perfect for the city. Students are extremely active and you're in a beautiful city that encourages you to go out and explore.

WILLIAM
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It is aesthetically beautiful campus, small, but beautiful. There are a lot of opportunities to express yourself, not just as...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is aesthetically beautiful campus, small, but beautiful. There are a lot of opportunities to express yourself, not just as an individual but to join groups with like-minded beliefs. There has never been a dull moment, whether it is the party scene or academically. The freshman work ethic is very tough and the adjustment from High School is a little different, even if you have taken an AP (I am assuming I did not take one). I am extremely happy to be here and am working very hard to obtain my degree at American University and pursue a career that benefits myself and the community.

Anonymous
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A lot of people, myself included, transfer. I'll start positive. DC is phenomenal. The campus is (for the most part) cute, a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

A lot of people, myself included, transfer. I'll start positive. DC is phenomenal. The campus is (for the most part) cute, and they keep it well. The professors are great, there are some really cool ones who genuinely care about students. In stark contrast, the administration is negligent beyond belief and doesn't give a shit about students, (at so many other schools, the students who harassed the black women on campus would've been expelled without question.) On-campus housing is awful. Was in a forced triple in a room barely big enough for two. This is the case for most freshman. I didn't even have a closet. It affected my health greatly, physically and mentally as I need time alone to recharge, and the three of us got sick easily being in such cramped quarters. It was barely acceptable in retrospect. To make it all better, the Housing and Dining staff were some of the rudest people I've met. Food options are limited and not that good. My friends and I used to say (half jokingly,) if you went to TDR and didn't feel sick afterwards, did you really go to TDR? Individually the students are nice, but as a whole they're very one-sided and extremely liberal. Nothing wrong with this...but it's to the point they're hypocritical and sometimes counteractive. They preach acceptance, and yet they scorn conservative students, or anyone who doesn't think exactly as they do. Politics are unavoidable. If you're a politically inclined student it's great. Studying anything other than poli-sci/IR? (Esp. arts/sciences?) Good luck. It's even obvious by looking at the buildings on campus which departments receive the most funding and attention. The College of Arts and Sciences building is...meh. SIS? Gorgeous. Also, if you're into a lot of school spirit, this is is nor place for you. I appreciate AU for all that it did give me, but ultimately, the school looks better on paper.

anon
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I attended for a year and a half as a transfer student. They charge inflated tuition for an education the can be aquired for...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I attended for a year and a half as a transfer student. They charge inflated tuition for an education the can be aquired for far less at a comparible public University. I was a good student when I attended, with a 3.5 gpa. Shortly after the summer semester, about two weeks before the start of class, I was in the campus dormatory. I had to go into the hospital for ten days. However, upon completion of my temporary hopsital visit, and upon full recovery and recommendation of my doctor to return to class, I planned to go class for the new semester. However, shortly before my discharge from the hospital, I was informed by the housing department that I had been evicted from my dorm room. The housing department and administration offered no reason for the eviction, other than stating that my illness "could have been disruptive" to other students. There was no disruption at all, due to the fact that the dorms were practically empty. The housing department, and administration, was rude, dismissive, arrogant, and completely self-autonomous in their actions. They did not want to hear from my doctor or from me, for that matter. I had an attorney submit correspondence to them and this was their reply: "For reasons of confidentiality I wil not provide specific information about...(your client), let me state emphatically that the American University is frimly committed to a policy of non discrimination , and I assure you that the University has consistently applied this policy to (your client). The administration based their decision to evict me on the following criteria: 1. They claimed that I was engaged in "ritualistic behavior." This claim was based on the discovery of religious symbols, such as a crucifix, in my room. This is discriminatory, seeing that having a religious symbol is my constitutional right and not proof of any misconduct. 2. They didn't want to discuss my case based on "privacy concerns." However, they had no respect for my privacy when they went through my room looking for reasons to evict me. I would like to add that I have since graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors Degree. I would never recommend The American University to anyone. They have no vested interest in their students' success.

Carolina
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