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Reviews 1765 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The process is very time consuming and the schools did not process my financial aid request in a timely manner.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are many off campus housing selections close to school.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: AU is in DC and there are so many things to see and do. Many are free.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The AU campus is beautiful and the quad is a great place to hang out when the weather is nice.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletic facilities are great for both athletes and non-athletes.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food is good and the variety is great!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The AU is very safe.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: It is easy to find something fun to do!

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Classes are challenging and professors are engaging and interesting.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The Kogod business school is great! Professors bring a wealth of experience and knowledge into the classroom.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The AU campus is very diverse and students are accepting of all.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: STudent's at AU are hardworking and socially conscious.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Tenlytown is a small suburb-ish area. So, there's a Whole Foods, a few chain restaurants, and one McDonalds.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The gym has great hours and it's not packed ( if you know when to go). The staff is friendly and keep things in order

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Other than the parties and community service events, I don't know much...

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Generally, I've enjoyed my time at American. Everyone is passionate about something there and the professors are generally open to new schools of thought.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: American students and graduates are some are some of the most competitive job and inter seekers in the DC area

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Some of the food has made me sick, but otherwise its okay.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's expensive, but freshman dorm life is a way to meet some of your best friends and have some of the best nights, even in the dorms.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus. Always.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: TDR has its good and bad days. Freshii seems good until you realize they're always out of half the ingredients and they take at least 25 minutes to get your salad ready. Global Fresh makes everyone sick. Megabytes was infested with rats. Ward Cafe and The Dav are great.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: AU campus safety takes things seriously, but sometimes it's actually necessary that they do. Other times it's a bother. But I suppose it's better safe than sorry.

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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: If you're in it, it's great. If you're not, no one really looks at you any differently.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The people that work at AU that aren't professors are sometimes unpleasant, but often funny and kind. There is the whole exconvict rumor about them. A lot of the classrooms are small and gross, but some of them are crazy nice.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: With the exception of the lack of school spirit, campus life is great. Especially spring semesters.


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Many students agree that there is something for everyone at AU, and they are rarely ever bored. Though the school’s population is relatively small and has fewer parties compared to state schools, many claim that it is worth it to be in D.C. and the surrounding area. 

Upon arrival at AU, the adjustment period can be tough for people not accustomed to an urban setting. However, making friends is quite easy, and even the shyest students will be able to integrate themselves into the small, tight-knit AU community. For the most part, students have no problem expressing themselves socially or academically. It seems that a “work hard, play hard” philosophy best suits the students at American University.

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