YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 2110 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

{{ error }}
close
5 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus has a friendly, safe environment. There are posters on all the bathroom stalls citing various resources in the event of a sexual assault.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: If you start as a freshman in the school and are a political science major or other popular major at the school, then you will do great. At least 4 of my friends have had internships in Congressional offices. The events are spectacular. Bill Nye the Science Guy gave a presentation this past year.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I ate at the Subway twice and it was sub par. Bene has good pizza, pasta, breadsticks and curly fries.

4 College Junior

Athletics: I went to a few practices for the Rowing Club. The crew team members were a great friendly group and dedicated to their goals. I would recommend joining a sport or athletic club if you attend.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would not recommend this school for transfer students. Only a few GenEd credits transferred. I had to re-take a lot of classes. The campus is beautiful. It is a great school for political science majors.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Best professors, they really care and treat you like an individual.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Absolutely fantastic. I already have two paid jobs thanks to American University.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I do feel very safe.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I joined a professional co-ed fraternity and they're great people.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Lots of green areas, lots of academic opportunities.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I found an internship at the Smithsonian from a graduate at AU. I believe that there are definitely plenty of options for post graduate job prospects, but I also think there's a lot of pressure straight off the bat.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've loved the diversity of classes and I've loved my General Education courses. I just wish that I could take more Gen Ed courses throughout the entirety of AU as opposed to just for the first 2 years. I miss them.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I would say I definitely feel as safe as I could possibly feel on a campus in a city. There are always campus police roaming around and there's always access to public safety. However, I've seen a lot of people experience sexual assault, roommate abuse, etc. and the campus has done nothing for them. So for me, it hasn't been awful, but I've seen the school overlook a lot.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I've lived on campus, and I've lived off campus. Honestly, while living on campus is convenient for the first year or two, it's cheaper to live off campus and definitely less competitive! There's only like 2 good residence halls which are of course reserved for upperclassmen, but it's college dorm life, what do you expect?

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Honestly, this is the only thing keeping me at AU. It's a dry campus, so the Greeks and the Club athletes are the only ones who ever do anything fun. Join one or the other or don't enjoy your college experience at all.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I know more people involved in club sports than varsity. Varsity athletes are kind of off in their own little world, however if you're interested in sports without the commitment, there are plenty of club sports to satisfy those needs!

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Honestly, it's cut throat. Recent studies have released that AU students are on average, more unhappy than most college students. You have to be understanding of that, and know how to cut loose. Honestly, if you are susceptible to mental health issues such as depression or anxiety, American is not the place for you. While I've found my place here, it took about a year and a half to even feel like I wanted to go back.

5 College Senior

Diversity: Great diversity within this school everyone comes from different backgrounds which really contributes to a greater education and many different view points and experiences to contribute to each other

5 College Senior

Academics: i love the curriculum the school offers although I have not started my courses yet I am really excited to with the topics and courses offered.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: From what Ive read this school is great with ratios. I like the curriculum that is offered and It really sparks my interests

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The student recruiters on campus really seemed to care for my admission and application. I had an advisor following up through out the application and he was there at the end to personally tell me I was admitted. The financial aid office was not at all helpful though and could only point me in the direction of student loans.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Education at AU is the one thing tht has been consistently great for me. I've only have very inteligent, engaging, caring, and helpful professors. I like that class sizes are typically small because it allows for a better teacher-student and student-student relationship.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think a degree from American University, in DC, is extremely helpful for students in international relations, political science, and communications.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Have never felt unsafe on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms can either be very nice or pretty ugly depending on which building you live in. Showers have terrible water pressure. Floors have good social atmosphere. Housing lottery process is SO annoying.

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Photos More photos . . .

Kogod School of Business
Kogod School of Business
Kogod School of Business Kogod School of Business

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors

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.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At American University

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!