Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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American University (Washington, DC)

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American University is ranked 51 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 167 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 50%
Applicants who took ACT 37%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+23%
600-69948%
600+71%

SAT Math Score

700+9%
600-69948%
600+57%

ACT Score

30-3638%
24-2956%
24+94%

Students applied19,325
Students admitted5,008
Admission rate26%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate76%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$45,808
Fees$807
Room and board$14,702
Estimated book expense$800
Total cost$62,117

Cost after need-based aid$37,093
Cost after non-need-based aid$47,538

Average debt at graduation$34,655

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$59,200

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met70%
Average need-based aid$25,024
Average non-need-based aid$14,579

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment7,901

Full-Time

Men2,790
Women4,755

Part-Time

Men163
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.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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