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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.

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.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I couldn't be more in love with my university.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most students I know get internships and get into impressive grad schools.

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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I love Greek life here. More people join every year, and there's a growing community. It doesn't matter if you're affiliated or unaffiliated.

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: I wish people cared about sports more than they do.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You're in DC! There's amazing food here. A lot of places deliver, and even if they don't it's a lot of fun to explore off campus options.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party scene is great if you look for it! Make friends with guys in different frats and find where you have the most fun. They buy tables at clubs and a lot of AU students go, so those nights are really fun too.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is what I like least about AU. I really dislike TDR, it's not very good. The other options are better and there's a whole foods nearby, so it's manageable.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: If you have the choice, definitely live in Letts before Anderson. Letts was recently remodeled and is a really nice place to live. Upperclassmen tend to move off campus unless they can get Cassell.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many options around campus, but campus is unfortunately located in the most expensive area in DC to live in, so the farther you go from campus the cheaper, more variety, and closer to shops the housing becomes.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many options in both Tenley and farther down the red line in places like Dupont, with a variety of ethnic, vegetarian, organic, expensive, cheap, fast or sit down restaurants.

3 College Freshman

Administration: As individuals the administrations seems at times bumbling but friendly, as a system it is nearly disastrous.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: There have been constant problems receiving my awarded loans, and the system does not notify you nor allow you to view what is going on, and those who are supposed to help rarely seem to know what they're doing.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It can be sketchy at times depending on the frat whose party you go to, but if you go with friends it can be fun. Girls usually don't have to pay, sometimes guys pay $5 at the door. Not all students party, and you can find a friend group that doesn't, or simply go and not drink.

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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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