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American University Student Life

American University is on a 84-acre campus in a suburban setting in Washington, DC, not far from Washington. American University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

American University also has fraternities and sororities.

American University has a thriving Kennedy Political Union. In fact, more students participate in Kennedy Political Union than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at American University include Habitat for Humanity, Student government, Amnesty International and Multiple Ethnic and religious organizations.

American University students' favorite campus traditions are Kennedy Political Union Award-Winning Speaker Series, Founder's Day and Campus Beautification Day.

Does American University Offer Student Housing?

American University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing. There are 4,200 spots available in on-campus housing for all 7,953 undergraduates. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

American University offers coed housing and .

American University Athletics

At American University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at American University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at American University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

American University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The American University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

American University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to American University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to American University, take Interstate 95 to Washington, DC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Reagan National airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in DC you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore American University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

American University Students

62%

Women

38%

Men

94%

Full Time

6%

Part Time

21%

In State

79%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

53%

12%

12%

8%

7%

5%

3%

0.09%

0.05%

Undergraduate Students

7,953

Graduate Students

6,048

Non-Resident / International Students

879

American University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

14,001

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

39%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$51,334

Out-of-State

$51,334

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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