American University

American University logo
#75 in Best National University Ranking
Washington, Washington D. C. Location
Private University Type

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

Composition of Undergraduate Students

38.65% Acceptance Rate
20036 Students Applied
7744 Students got Accepted

An acceptance rate of 38.65% makes it difficult to get into to get admission.

Composition of Graduate Students

6048 Students Enrolled (On-campus & Online)
1592 Students enrolled exclusively in distance education
783 Students enrolled in at least one distance education course
72 Students enrolled in top 6 Masters degree program
75 Total Graduate Programs Specialization
What is the admission policy at American University?

American University has an open admission policy. It will accept any student who applies.


American University has been ranked 75


Acceptance Rate: 38.65%


Tuition for Graduate Programs: $35,524

Under Graduate Program Tuition: $51,361

Financial Aid

Average Amount of Financial Aid Awarded: $31,174

Average Amount of Institutional Aid Awarded: $29,819

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

  • Law : 382
  • International Relations and Affairs : 317
  • Business Administration and Management -MBA : 212
  • Public Administration : 163
  • Educational Leadership and Administration : 83

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

  • International Relations and Affairs : 426
  • Business Administration and Management -MBA : 180
  • Political Science and Government : 153
  • Criminal Justice : 71
  • Public Health : 70