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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: It can be challenging to get info since I am on Pacific time and they are not.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Welcome Week program was long and there was a lot of free time. I would have preferred jumping into classes earlier. The class sizes are small with a good student to teacher ratio.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love how involved and passionate the student body is.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is very politically active.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: While American can be a bit obsessed with career building over actual education at times, the classes are extremely engaging and one can easily get a powerful intellectual experience out of classes, even if some students around you only seem interested in resume building. Social life is interesting, I exist in a niche, but it's a niche I really enjoy. Choosing American was a difficult decision for me, but it's a decision that I absolutely stand by and would repeat. I love my professors, I love Washington, and I love my friends.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love the feel of the campus and sense of community

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall experience at my current school has been okay, but definitely not as great as I had been hoping. My school is one of the most liberal and politically active schools in the country; however, I often find that the people have a very simplistic view of the world. If I could choose schools again, I am not sure I would have chosen my current college.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love AU but there are certain things that drive me crazy, such as the housing office and the financial office. Both are not overly helpful to students and the housing office was extremely unkind to me when I was having roommate problems. But the professors and friends at AU have made the other problems worth sticking it out.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love AU. I chose AU because of its academic strength and the thought that I'd probably learn a lot outside of the classroom being in Washington, DC...I couldn't have been more spot on. Being in DC provides opportunities you won't find at other schools, even other schools in other major cities. Paired with great class options, teachers, and passionate students, (not to mention good food!) I'm so glad I chose AU.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Besides a few struggles with financial aid and administration, I do find American University to be a great school. It is located in a great city with many events. As well as most professors are passionate and experts in their fields.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really feel like this is the place for me. Glad I go here, it's such a quality education.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The college itself is wonderful. It's unique and has character in the ways that its student body is so politically active and how accepting they are. The biggest downfall is the enormous expense of the school. It's ridiculously expensive and I can barely afford it.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: American has an amazing intellectual community of students who are incredibly eager to succeed and make great contributions to society.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Though every school has its downsides, I have found a home at American University.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My experience so far has been fulfilling and exciting, however. The low level of diversity among the student body and lack of school spirit around campus make me wish that I went to a bigger school. Nevertheless, I wouldn't take going to another school for anything in the world.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the academics at my school but there are certain aspects that can be improved.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is great except the cost is ridiculous.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have been very happy with my school choice academically, but admit I had a difficult transition as a freshman. I did not know anyone attending the school and I am not the most social when meeting new people.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school is great because of its urban location in Washington DC. This allows numerous internships and exploration opportunities. Everyone here is so nice and the student population is very diverse. I've met the coolest people from all over the world. American University is great!

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Administration sucks and the university does not care about you unless your in a special program or a grad student

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I take online courses, so I cannot attest to campus life, but the coursework is challenging without being overwhelming and the staff is overall helpful and attentive.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The administration tries hard to give the appearance of maintaining a safe environment on campus, and they do so, for the most part. However, despite trying to fight rape-culture, sexual assault remains a problem on campus and not all students take it seriously.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Diversity: AU prides itself on diversity, but in reality the student population feels very homogenous.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Academics: The AU Psychology program is very limited.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Academics: Academics are okay, but there are not a lot of options if you're not into political science or International Relations or the like.

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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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