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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Courses offered just from what I have seen my freshman year show that you can delve into your interests and passions, learn more and become interested and passionate about things you didn't really know about before. The professors I have are pretty awesome and come from awesome backgrounds so they are really cool and interesting in class and you can come see them during their office hours. Class sizes vary but most are not too big

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: For me and the work I want to get into, American University offers some of the best networking and value of degree. I am excited for the classes I take and to build myself up to be a better person and help people.

I haven't used much of the career center yet

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really have complaints about Greek life. They add to the social atmosphere and host events which is awesome. Sometimes you don't know if someone is in a fraternity and sorority so it doesn't completely label you if you decide to join one so that's good. Greek housing is off campus but still close by

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The gym is nice and usually not too busy. The track, volleyball and soccer fields are open late which is awesome. The school spirit is definitely apparent but I do not know much about the success of our sports teams and haven't gone to many sporting events. I am looking forward to going to more sporting events and maybe joining a club team if it's not too expensive and time consuming

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love American University. It offers so many opportunities, awesomely diverse student body, is politically active, is putting efforts to be more politically active and is awesome. Some of my favorite experiences include talking with fellow students, exploring DC and the SPA Leadership Program. I am incredibly thankful to go here and am going to work hard to continue to go here

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: American University has great teams, especially its Track and Field and Basketball teams. School spirit is not as present as I wish it were, but the university does a great job in announcing all of the sports games and keeping the rest of us well informed.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: American University is such an amazing school to be in. It takes pride on us its international students and offers great courses and passionate and experienced professors. It is environmentally friendly and known for its great internship opportunities.

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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The Health Center is expensive and useless. Personal safety is good and the campus is in a pretty safe and quiet neighborhood.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors have all been great so far, and I have enjoyed my courses. Requirements for majors vary, but the professors in the School of International Service are really good.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Career Centers (especially in individual schools) are really helpful and DC is full of internship opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Decidedly average. Rooms are crowded and pricey, but the experience is decent overall. Most students move off campus after first or second year.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Its just as easy to not be involved as it is to be involved. You can still go to parties without joining a fraternity or sorority, but most of the parties are at fraternities. Professional fraternities and sororities also play a large role in the campus.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: We have a few very strong varsity teams, and a large participation in club sports. Its also easy to not be involved and not attend games, but still have a social life.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my classes, but I am a bit disappointed with the other students. They don't seem to be as engaged as I am and I am often bored by the discussions I have.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: in ever corner you look there is information regarding sexual assault. Workshops are always being held in order to spread information.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Class size is perfect. Professors are kind and helpful, extremely experienced in their field and allow for networking.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most students obtain and internship while handing a whole course load. We live in DC therefore most of our internships come from looking ourselves.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: American is expanding its housing options and the current dorms. Perfect proximity to classes. I can get up 5 minutes before class and still make it on time.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: You do need to be greek life to have a social life at American. Regardless, American University's student body is very unique and seems very unfazed by the Greek Life. There is no animosity between greeks and non-greeks, or inferiority/superiority complex. As a member of a greek organization, the Greek system has been an amazing experience for me. It is not stereotypical or traditional like that of movies. I found people I connect with and genuinely care about. People in general at American do not go greek for the image, but rather to be part of something bigger than themselves. Most greek organizations spend most of the semester planning for their philanthropy events. The greek system here is not superficial nor exclusive.

1 College Junior

Athletics: There is no school spirit whatsoever. The lack of keeps the community unengaged.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: American University has shaped me into the person I am today. I have a more worldly and humanitarian perspective about the world around me. I care about issues that affect the environment, people in developing countries, and other world issues. I know for a fact that if I went to another school I would not understand the complexity of the issues that people face around the world daily. This school makes you selfless in the way you encounter the world. For that I am grateful for the experiences I received attending here. The environment and community that American has keeps you motivated to strived to do more academically and professionally. The competitive nature of this school is at times overwhelming, but motivational and necessary for many of career paths many of us want to take. Socially, this school is not worth it. There is no school spirit, no sport teams that keep the community engaged. Greek Life is rising in numbers and adequately fulfills the population at this school, but it is very untraditional and in that sense unique and more welcoming than that of a state school.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm looking forward to studying abroad next year and next semester i'm taking astronomy, which i think will be interesting. Last semester, I learned how to develop black and white pictures, which was cool.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus and security is really good about notifying everyone about any security concerns. We get texts when there is a problem and when the problem is over.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like all of my SOC courses and do well. I'm not very good at math and improving with my writing. Overall, the professors are available and great to learn from.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: American University has a wonderful reputation. I intend to participate in the job fairs this semester because I'm looking to intern this summer. Campus jobs are hard to get because they are mostly for workstudy students and I don't qualify.

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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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