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Colleges / American University

American University

Washington, DC 4-Year Private http://www.american.edu/

American University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into American University ? American University is a very selective institution. The American University acceptance rate is 32%. This means that the institution accepts 32 out of every 100 applicants.

American University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 14, 2020

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 30, 2020

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to American University is Jan 14, 2020. There are 0 days left to apply.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications is unknown. There are 0 days left to apply.

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


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 29. Applicants with SAT scores of 31 and above have a good chance of being admitted to American University , while applicants with SAT scores between 27 to 31 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 27 have a low chance of being offered a spot at American University .

American University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At American University , the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.65. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

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Campus Settings


Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 14

School Info

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20016-8001

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