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Reviews 1995 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like my classes and professors.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I was very happy with my triple dorm in Anderson. Nice building compared to other freshmen dorms i have seen, and great resident community

3 College Freshman

Athletics: No one really attends the games unless there is a special event going on. But the gym facilities are very nice for working out.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think that my school has provided me with many amazing educational opportunities such as internships and research.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health and safety are stable and provide accessible resources.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Coming from a public high school, the quality of education I have received here has been phenomenal.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The value of a degree from this school is very high, especially for my major of International Studies. The School of International Service is staffed with top-notch professors and the city provides endless opportunities for internships, jobs, networking, site visits, shadowing, and other types of experiential-based learning.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The residence are overall well-kept and clean. Room sizes are larger than the nation's average and there is a large amount of storage. Campus atmosphere is home-y.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am a member of greek life here and love it. There is a major focus on philanthropy, rather than cliques and parties.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletic facilities themselves are very nice and well-kept, however there is not much school spirit concerning varsity sports.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am a student in the Washington Mentorship Program, which allowed me to have an internship my very first semester. This experience got me into the D.C. working world and boosted my confidence.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The AU community really rallies around survivors. Sexual assault isn't as common here as other schools, but when it happens survivors have plenty of support and resources.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are always super helpful and accommodating and all of the classes are really interesting!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The value of a degree from AU is going up every year! Honestly, at this school, you're paying for the opportunities not the degree. And in this town, experience is more important than GPA.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are gross, but our newer ones are nice!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: We don't have on-campus housing and the administration kind of hates greeks, but they greek community is pretty tight-knit because of that.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: My dad has coached at some of the most well-funded athletic departments in the country, so compared to like University of Oregon for example, AU is awful. But our club sports are just as good as our Varsity. Everything is just really underfunded.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: AU is one of the coolest campuses to be on if you're at all interested in changing the world.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is essentially crime free, I have not heard of or experienced any sort of crime or safety endangerment on the campus. The administration takes all precautions to keep the students safe, from shutting down the school in time of dangerous weather, to installing emergency systems across campus if anyone should feel in danger.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The majority of classes are small and the professors make every effort to get to know each of their students. The courses are varied, and each has a professor that is highly knowledgable and passionate about the subject.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are numerous networking events, and the career center is highly accessible and helps to get students jobs.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Each dorm hall is different, it really depends on what hall you get and what you prefer. There are parts of campus, such as southside, that are noisier than others, such as northside. The room size also depends on the hall.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life at american university is very diverse, as well as all inclusive. The greeks treat each other with respect and each heliport the others philanthropy events. The greeks are accepting of those not in greek life, and hold philanthropy events that are open to them. Non-greeks usually view the greeks as inclusive and diverse, as it is not a large part of the campus

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm really looking forward to networking with all the professionals

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm hoping that AU can elevate me to where I want to go in my career


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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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