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American University

Washington, DC 4-Year Private
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About American University

American University is a 4-year private school located in Washington, DC. It is a suburban college that enrolls 8,527 undergraduate students. Admissions is very selective as the American University acceptance rate is 32%.

College Info

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20016-8001

Campus Setting: Suburban

American University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

May 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to American University is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to American University is May 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

American University ACT Scores


ACT Range

27 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


27 to 31


27 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to American University is 29. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into American University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 27 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 27 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

American University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1180 - 1380


Math SAT Range

590 - 690


Reading SAT Range

620 - 700

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1380 and Above


1180 to 1380


1180 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for American University students is 1268. Applicants with SAT scores of 1380 and above have a good chance of being admitted to American University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1180 to 1380 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1180 have a low chance of being offered a spot at American University.

American University Tuition & Fees

The annual list price to attend American University on a full time basis for in state students is $45,356. This fee is comprised of $42,556 for tuition, $1,181 room and board , $800 for books and supplies, and $819 for other fees. Out of state tuition for American University is $45,356, the same as DC residents.

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at American University is like? There are approximately 14,318 students enrolled at American University, including 8,527 undergraduate students and 5,791 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from DC and 6% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



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Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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