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Reviews 2110 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: No school spirit. No one attends games. Basketball games are slightly fun though.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience has been pretty good. I had roommate problems which roughened the experience a bit, but outside of that, the campus is gorgeous, the city is fun and easy to get around, the floor communities are close, and its generally a nice place to be. The financial aid office is quite annoying though and it seems like the school is always looking to make a dollar out of students.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: AU is my dream school and continues to be my number one choice. From the best professors available in the fields, to the most up-to-date facilities, this school has been wonderful in providing a great college experience.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school does so many things to ensure that students can find careers after they graduate with a degree. The career center as well as the professors help to connect students to professionals within the fields that they are interested in.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: AU actually over does it on the health and safety aspect. From having multiple mandatory courses and seminars that students have to complete, to forcing Greeks to take additional seminars. There are posters in every bathroom stall detail actions that can be taken, as well as contact information for support services, for those that have experienced unwanted attentions.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is to be as expected for a small private college. The freshman rooms are large enough for the number of students living in them and there is ample living space for all students.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: While there are no Greek houses on campus since AU is a small school, Greek life is a large part of the campus atmosphere. Philanthropy events are constantly being held on campus that are open to the general student body. Greeks are generally viewed as accepting by the community as the chapters are non-discriminatory.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are always games to attend throughout the semesters that are open to all students. There is a large support form the student population as well

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors that I have had are highly skilled in their respective fields and are ever to share their experience with the students

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far, the application process of the American University was fairly understandable and not that big of a hassle. However, once enrolled, the registration of classes as well setting up for the dorms and the roommate selection was complicated and at times frustrating.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As of now, it seems there are a lot of student career options available and ready to be explored when you want to. The counselors are quick to help and there is a lot of feedback provided by the alumni or upperclassmen which have been a great help for course selection.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The campus housing seems to be fairly good. I am in a temporary triple as of now but should be able to de-triple later on in the semester.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Overall, this university is very politically active, however very expensive. Good professors though

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: We have awesome guest speakers come here and since it's in the heart of DC, you get a lot of internship opportunities

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: There has recently been a Title IX complaint against the school for failing to follow up on a case of sexual assault in a timely manner.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life isn't huge at AU, but it's something to be considered

3 College Senior

Athletics: Athletics aren't a huge part of this university, but the facilities are still good

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: This is a great school, however it's very expensive and you're often treated like a number

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are so many classes I want to take but no time

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's well-known for my field, many opportunities

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's very difficult for strangers to get into dorms

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in a Living Learning Community, so it's great

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not in Greek life, but it's somewhat popular

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So many different specialized programs for students

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: high racial tension

very passionate students

many events

extremely costly

not much financial aid given

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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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