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 American University

American University - Washington, DC

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001

General information:(202)885-1000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Associate's degree
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:12,724(7,212 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:12 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Research Universities
Religious Affiliation
71
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $34,973 $36,697 $38,071 -4%
Out-of-state $34,973 $36,697 $38,071 -4%
Books and supplies $600 $600 $800 -25%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $12,930 $13,468 $13,648 -1%
Other $1,300 $1,300 $1,134 15%
Off Campus
Room and board $12,930 $13,468 $13,648 -1%
Other $1,300 $1,300 $1,134 13%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,000 $2,000 $1,834 9%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $49,803 $52,065 $53,653 -2%
Off Campus $49,803 $52,065 $53,653 -2%
Off Campus with Family $37,573 $39,297 $40,705 -3%
Out-of-state
On Campus $49,803 $52,065 $53,653 -2%
Off Campus $49,803 $52,065 $53,653 -2%
Off Campus with Family $37,573 $39,297 $40,705 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $37,554
In-state fees $517
Out-of-state tuition $37,554
Out-of-state fees $517
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $24,264
In-state fee $430
Out-of-state tuition $24,264
Out-of-state fees $430
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,205 80% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,095 73% $22,474,660 $20,525
Federal grants 234 16% $1,275,737 $5,452
Pell grants 231 15% $937,112 $4,057
Other federal grants 218 15% $338,625 $1,553
State/local government grant or scholarships 59 4% $38,648 $655
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,070 71% $21,160,275 $19,776
Student loan aid 841 56% $6,883,091 $8,184
Federal student loans 836 56% $4,930,153 $5,897
Other student loans 100 7% $1,952,938 $19,529
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,309 61% $74,931,644 $17,390
Pell grants 1,016 14% $4,086,528 $4,022
Federal student loans 3,348 47% $22,725,184 $6,788

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 12,724
Undergraduate enrollment 7,212
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 306
Graduate enrollment 5,512
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$65

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$60

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 18,706 7,319 11,387
Percent admitted 42% 39% 43%
Percent admitted who enrolled 39% 8% 8%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1145 74%
ACT 595 39%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 600 700
SAT Math 570 670
SAT Writing 580 680
ACT Composite 26 30
ACT English 26 32
ACT Math 24 29
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 78 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAAMenWomen
All Track Combined 5044
Basketball 1524
Field Hockey -17
Lacrosse -26
Soccer 2528
Swimming and Diving 2217
Volleyball -15
Wrestling 20-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1928 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1940 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

03/01/1972 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1965 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1965 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations13 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 120
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 312
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 102
Aggravated assault 323
Burglary 311731
Motor vehicle theft 234
Arson 304
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 111
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 002
Burglary 211615
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 304
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate2.9%
Number in default71
Number in repayment2,440

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00143400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Master's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Doctor's degree - professional practice Associate's degree
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization1--0---
Asian Studies/Civilization-1-4---
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other0------
European Studies/Civilization-0-----
French Studies0------
German Studies0------
Latin American Studies3-8----
Near and Middle Eastern Studies---0---
Russian Studies0------
Women's Studies24-----
Category total26584---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry5------
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0-9----
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography2------
Category total23-9----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting6-45----
Business Administration and Management, General61124----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other20-----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-1-----
Finance, General-319----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General--0----
International Business/Trade/Commerce-1-----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-1-----
Real Estate-28----
Taxation-030----
Category total2239226----
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects0------
Category total1------
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication and Media Studies, Other--1----
International and Intercultural Communication--4----
Journalism2-50----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric5-70----
Category total139-125----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science0-1----
Category total4-1----
Education Colleges
Curriculum and Instruction--3----
Education, General----0--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities--8----
Elementary Education and Teaching11050----
International and Comparative Education--18----
Secondary Education and Teaching101123----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-4210---
Category total21522300--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing--14----
General Literature5-16----
Category total49-30----
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-0-----
Category total-0-----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature2-0----
German Language and Literature1------
Language Interpretation and Translation-6-26---
Russian Language and Literature2------
Spanish Language and Literature3------
Category total196026---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies-1-----
Category total-1-----
History Colleges
History, General6-19-0--
Category total48-19-0--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration4------
Category total29------
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence3-54-7--
International Law and Legal Studies--100----
Law-----464-
Category total41-154-7464-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies6-----3
Category total6-----3
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General0------
Financial Mathematics3------
Mathematics, General2-4----
Statistics, General1-6-1--
Statistics, Other0------
Category total15-10-1--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1-2----
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution--59----
Category total28-61----
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science-08----
Environmental Studies2------
Category total1708----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General9------
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management--11----
Category total9-11----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Ethics--11----
Philosophy14-4----
Religion/Religious Studies1------
Category total33-15----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Acoustics1------
Chemistry, General1-4----
Physics, General1------
Category total20-4----
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology----2--
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics----4--
Experimental Psychology--3----
Personality Psychology--3----
Psychology, General7-13-2--
Category total54-19-8--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-082-4--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-1127----
Public Policy Analysis, General-360----
Category total-14169-4--
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology1116-5--
Economics, General19-13-10--
Economics, Other-0-----
International Economics-1-----
International Relations and Affairs25225902--
Political Science and Government, General12-4102--
Political Science and Government, Other-3-9---
Social Sciences, General11------
Social Sciences, Other-4-----
Sociology2-10-3--
Category total70111339922--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation0-12----
Cinematography and Film/Video Production6-22----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1------
Film/Cinema/Video Studies--38----
Fine and Studio Arts Management-022----
Fine/Studio Arts, General0-0----
Graphic Design0------
Intermedia/Multimedia0------
Music History, Literature, and Theory0------
Music, General2------
Category total91094----
Grand total16451152539424643