American University

It is ranked as #71 in Best National University.

It is a private University.

American University offers following types of degrees and certificate programs:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree in research
  • Doctor's degree for professional practice

Acceptance rate at American University for undergraduate program was 31.54%.

Last year, 18984 students applied for undergraduate program and 5988 got accepted.

Acceptance rate of 31.54% makes it moderately competitive to get admission.

6024 enrolled in graduate programs, which includes on campus and online Master's programs.

476 are reported as enrolled exclusively in distance education and 240 are enrolled in at least one distance education course, but not all distance education.

American University had 8721 students enrolled in undergraduate programs.

30 students were enrolled in top 4 Masters degree programs.

American University offers 69 graduate programs specialization.

American University does not have an open admission policy. It’s admission process is moderately competitive.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for the field is expected to grow 15 percent from 2016-2026, much faster than average. With an online Master in Strategic Communication, you will be qualified for a career in strategic communication or a job that needs strong writers and critical thinkers in an industry of your choice. Students learn the latest industry trends and develop the type of critical thinking that distinguishes them in the job market.


American University has been ranked 71.


Acceptance Rate: 31.54%


Tuition for Graduate Programs: $30,744

Under Graduate Program Tuition: $47,640

Financial Aid

Average Amount of Financial Aid Awarded: $26,636

Average Amount of Institutional Aid Awarded: $30,194

American University most popular Master's Degree programs with respect to student count are

Law : 370
International Relations and Affairs : 332
Public Administration : 163
Business Administration and Management -MBA : 117
International Law and Legal Studies : 84

American University most popular under graduate programs with respect to student count are

International Relations and Affairs : 418
Business Administration and Management -MBA : 202
Political Science and Government : 140
Public Health : 71
Psychology : 59