Washington, DC

Caitlin's review of American University

Caitlin's answers to common questions

Describe the students at your school.

Very diverse, very welcoming, very inspiring.

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What are the academics like at your school?

My largest class has 40 students. Professors make themselves available all the time. Class participation is very common and the conversations in class generally carry on after the class has ended. American desires for its students to learn, as well as be prepared for the real world. The career center was ranked in the top 10 college career centers in the United States.

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What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Greek life isn't a big deal. There is usually always something to do.

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What is the stereotype of students at your school?

There is a lot of comparisons made between American and Georgetown. Many people think that students at Georgetown are better; however, the students at American are equally as bright and talented.

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What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about American is the opportunities that are available to students. I am a freshman and I already have an internship with a congressman. Although American is located in D.C., it is in a residential neighborhood. President Neil Kerwin is doing great things for the school, such as the construction of the new SIS building and the renovation of Kogod. The most frequent student complaints are about the dining hall, which really does need a makeover.

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