American University (Washington, DC) – Best Values in Colleges
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Overall Ranking: 204
Private Colleges Ranking: 63

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Freshmen who submitted SAT 49%
Freshmen who submitted ACT 39%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+22%
600-69959%
600+82%

SAT Math Score

700+11%
600-69949%
600+60%

ACT Score

30-3634%
24-2957%
24+91%

Students applied18,699
Students admitted5,498
Admission rate29%

Students per faculty11

4-year graduation rate76%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$47,640
Fees$—
Room and board$14,880
Estimated book expense$800
Total cost$64,139

Cost after need-based aid$37,514
Cost after non-need-based aid$49,974

Average debt at graduation$35,075

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$61,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met72%
Average need-based aid$26,625
Average non-need-based aid$14,165

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment8,123

Full-Time

Men2,928
Women4,836

Part-Time

Men166
Women193

Freshmen retained90%


# - 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.
† - Percentage of all undergraduates without need who received non-need-based aid.
‡ - Number of students who received non-need-based aid is less than 0.5%.
§ - For non-Mormons; $14,096 for Mormons.
* - All admitted students received a four-year tuition scholarship of $39,400 for the 2018-19 academic year.
& - Includes fees, room and board and estimated book expense.
NA - Not available.
NR – Not ranked.

SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2019 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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