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Undergrads
6,970
Tuition
$40,649
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:17,545
Male Applicants:6,580
Female Applicants:10,965
Total Acceptances:7,566
Male Acceptances:2,473
Female Acceptances:5,093
Acceptance Rate:43%
Yield: ? 22%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(202) 885-6000
Email:admissions@american.edu
Web Site:www.american.edu/admissions/
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$70
Application Web Site:www.american.edu/admissions/apply.cfm
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Early DecisionJanuary 15February 15
Regular Decision January 15 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1 or within 4 weeks of notification thereafter
Admissions
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RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
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HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Recommendations
Audition/Portfolio
SAT/ACT
TOEFL
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:1,627
Full-Time Male Enrollment:556
Full-Time Female Enrollment:1,068
Part-Time Male Enrollment:0
Part-Time Female Enrollment:3
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? Not Reported
Applicants Accepting: ? Not Reported
Students Enrolled: ? Not Reported
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:1,470
Applicants Accepted:910
Students Enrolled:318

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 590 - 690 570 - 660 580 - 680 1740 - 2030 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 26 - 33 24 - 28 8 - 10 26 - 30 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:50%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:67%
Students Submitting ACT:35%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Not Reported

Facts & Statistics

Tips for Getting In
  • Apply Early Decision.
  • Attend Preview Days. Visit the school.
  • Be ridiculously involved in high school.
  • Don't pick a popular major. They are great, but harder to get into. You can always change your major once you get there.
  • Get high grades and test scores.
  • Hone your writing skills.
  • Meet with your admissions counselor.
  • Talk about any stories that you have related to diversity.
  • Volunteer. AU places a high value on people who are active and involved in their communities.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • It's not as small as you think.
  • Not reading the newspaper leaves you out of a lot of conversations.
  • Owning a suit is a must in D.C.
  • The city is more than just monuments and museums. Exploration is key.
  • The girl-to-guy ratio does make a difference.
  • The Metro is super convenient, but it's super expensive, too.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Contact Undergraduate Admissions at (202) 885-6000 or email afa@american.edu. Prospective students are asked to register for information sessions in advance, since space is limited.
Campus Tours
Day Visits allow prospective students to get a glimpse of true college life. They can sit in on a class, have lunch in a dining hall, and have the option of either taking a tour of campus or meeting with an academic adviser. To register for a Day Visit, prospective students should email dayvisits@american.edu at least two weeks before the intended visit date.
Overnight Visits
Regular overnight visits and the Honors Overnight Program are available. The Honors Overnight Program can reach capacity and close quickly, so it's best to register as soon as you can.
Virtual Tour of Campus
www.american.edu/tour
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