Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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American University (Washington, DC)

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American University is ranked 55 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 178 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 60%
Applicants who took ACT 35%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+20%
600-69951%
600+71%

SAT Math Score

700+9%
600-69945%
600+54%

ACT Score

30-3632%
24-2957%
24+90%

Students applied16,735
Students admitted5,860
Admission rate35%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate76%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$44,046
Fees$807
Room and board$14,526
Estimated book expense$800
Total cost$60,179

Cost after need-based aid$36,567
Cost after non-need-based aid$45,391

Average debt at graduation$32,394

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$55,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met73%
Average need-based aid$23,612
Average non-need-based aid$14,788

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment7,909

Full-Time

Men2,796
Women4,744

Part-Time

Men175
Women194

Freshmen retained88%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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