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Reviews 2093 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Variety of options for off-campus dining in the area.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I haven't really had any issues with school policies.

College Sophomore

Party Scene: As a commuter graduate student, I am not familiar with the party scene.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I applied for financial aid but denied the award.

College Sophomore

Campus Food: I don't eat food on campus

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I am a commuter student.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Housing off campus is great if you can get it or afford it

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's okay but nothing new or exciting. Pretty much what you would expect

1 College Freshman

Administration: We hate the administration because they are so removed from the students and don't listen

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: People here are weird so the parties are too. Alcohol is terrible

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Its okay but I am still coming out with lots of loans

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is not as healthy as you think and everything is just blah. not worth 15 dollar meal swipes

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There is mold and mice. Need I say more. I am moving off next year because of it

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Decent options but very pricey.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Not too bad mostly chain restaurants.

3 College Junior

Administration: Depends on the rules you are trying to break, drugs and alcohol are the most strict.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: The goal of Financial Aid seems to be not to give out financial aid.

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College Junior

Party Scene: I don't party very much so I don't really know.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: There's lot of options but food is very expensive and places get really crowded.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Generally pretty clean and decent sized.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have a supportive community and people actively working to combat sexual assault but it is still a problem

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: If you hate Greek Life it's super annoying

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not the best, but we have nice gyms

3 College Freshman

Administration: Drug/alcohol policies are too strict

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Frats are gross but usually apartment parties are really chill.


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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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