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Kogod School of Business

Basic Statistics

Washington, DC
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Large city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
44 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • AU Abroad program for studying internationally
  • The Career Center
  • Comfortable, clean, and friendly dorms
  • Engaging and expert professors

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Administrative bureaucracy
  • Cost of living
  • Dry campus
  • Expensive tuition

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

American Student Reviews

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4 College Student

Facilities: TDR isn't that great but everything else is awesome!

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: You can find anything and everything in the DC area.

5 College Junior

Transportation: There is a lot of public transportation. Metro and cabs can get you all over the city. There are a few close airports. Parking is a little expensive if you bring a car but worth it. There is a bus that can take you from campus to the closest metro stop and it is convenient.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have not had any safety problems on campus but I know that it can happen. I think the security does their best. It is a metro area so crime in the area is a given.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't really notice drug use/safety but I don't live on campus. It is a metro area so the availability of drugs is a given.


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