American University

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American University


  • 78% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years


$29,673 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

January 15

Application fee


Educational Resources


Law Library, Music Library Collection, Artemas Ward rare mathematical text collection, Spinks Collection of Japanese artistic and historical works, records of the National Commission on the Public Service

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,002,900 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 65 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,100,000 microforms.
  • 60,870 Audio/Visual items.
  • 14,500 e-books.

Museums & Art

Katzen Arts Center , Watkins Art Gallery, Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theater, Experimental Theater, Kay Spiritual Life, WAMU (media/radio)



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 600 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 50 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 600 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 100 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 50 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing



nonremedial tutoring, day care, health service, health insurance


minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 75% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 8 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Kennedy Political Union award-winning speaker series, Founders Day Ball, Campus Beautification Day, Homecoming weekend, Student Union Board (SUB)entertainment events, NCAA basketball and volleyball games
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 160 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Phi Sigma, Beta Gamma Sigma, Epsilon Chi Omicron, Golden Key, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Alpha Delta, Pi Sigma Alpha, Sigma Iota Pho Alpha CHapter
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Bahai Club, Baptist Student Fellowship, Catholic Student Association, Episcopal Campus Ministries Association, Jewish Student Association, Falun Dafa Club, Korean Bible Study, ReJoyce in Jesus Campus Fellowship, Unitarian Universalist, United Methodist Student Association
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Alliance; Muslim Student Association; Latino and American Student Organization; African, Arab, Asian, Caribbean Student Association, Chinese, Taiwanese, South Asian, Philippine, Persian, and Korean Intercultural Communication Associations, NAACP
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Kennedy Political Union (non-partisan), Habitat for Humanity, Graduate Student Association, Student Confederation, Amnesty International, Symphony Orchestra, Gospel Choir, Circle K, Photography Club, Intramural Sports
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Eagle (twice a week)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Arlington, VA (8), Herndon , VA (25)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Washington, D.C. (5)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Washington, D.C. (5)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.


  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 11 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 14% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 11 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 16% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Georgetown University)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Howard University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other

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