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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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3 College Freshman

Athletics: People who are interested in sports participate and have support but it doesn't really go beyond that.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Everything is out of the way and closes early.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It's the capital so there's some expectation

3 College Freshman

Athletics: not everyone is interested in sport

4 College Junior

Majors: There are a ton of internship opportunities in and around DC. Most are unpaid though, so that can make it difficult if you can't afford to work for free 20 hours a week.


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