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American University (Washington, DC)

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American University is ranked 52 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 174 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 63%
Applicants who took ACT 36%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+20%
600-69952%
600+71%

SAT Math Score

700+12%
600-69946%
600+58%

ACT Score

30-3634%
24-2957%
24+90%

Students applied15,119
Students admitted6,931
Admission rate46%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate76%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$42,556
Fees$547
Room and board$14,354
Estimated book expense$800
Total cost$58,257

Cost after need-based aid$35,500
Cost after non-need-based aid$44,268

Average debt at graduation$32,546

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$55,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met71%
Average need-based aid$22,757
Average non-need-based aid$13,989

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment7,706

Full-Time

Men2,782
Women4,604

Part-Time

Men162
Women158

Freshmen retained89%

# - 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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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