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Reviews 2110 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The campus is potrolled by police

3 College Senior

Local Area: not enough bars and restaurants in the local area

2 College Freshman

Administration: Very clueless and not interested in student needs.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Its a wealthy and quiet area in Washington.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It is not a good value and the administration does not care about helping make college affordable.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is a safe environment for students.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Overall, many nice and interesting people to meet.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Always a lot to do in DC!

5 College Freshman

Majors: Loads of help to find internships

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Loads of people that make it a good experience.

5 College Freshman

Majors: American University's School of International Studies is world renowned and has a great program for it. The professors are extremely knowledgeable in their fields and wish to impart that on the students

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: safety and security are taken very seriously on campus and AU had the best security system of all the colleges in the DC area. The resources on campus are top notch

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: almost all the frats have parties Friday or Saturday nights and some even do Tuesdays and Thursdays. parties can be difficult to get in to and are usually a fun time

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: they're are many options to find greek that suits you, but don't feel like you have to join in order to get the full college experience or that you'll miss out

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: they're are a couple options, but not a lot of variety

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: dorms are larger than the national average

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: In DC, you can always find somewhere new to eat. However, it can be costly so most people stick to campus food and tenleytown food options.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I have great financial aid but that might be because my parents do not make much. If you need it, they will give you a lot.

4 College Freshman

Majors: As an international relations major, the program is very structured. Although some of the requirements(SIS mentorship) are unnecessary and unhelpful, this program probably has the most resources.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: When you do find a party to go to, they're not easy to attend at first as a freshmen. You have to find out where the house (all frat houses are scattered far from campus) which is difficult on its own but then you have to also try to get in. If its crowded, you probably have no chance of getting in. If not, some frats will grill you about who you know. Once you actually make into the party, they'll be out of drinks after 10pm and play terrible music 75% of the time. In the end, for my friends and I, we gave up trying to go to these parties because it was not worth the trouble.

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2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most guys are not good looking or snobby about who they talk to.

2 College Freshman

Administration: It can be bad if you get caught. It is just very annoying to be sneaky.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Nobody really cares about sports on our campus. This is not like a big state school. Not many people care about the basketball team, and we don't have a football team. One thing our school lacks is school pride.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall, AU is a pretty great school. The best part about the school is that you live in DC and have access to the city and lots of job and internship opportunities. There are always speakers and lecture to attend for free, and lots of networking opportunities. This is not a social school, so do not come here just for the social scene. Most people are very career minded, and its not always the most friendly atmosphere. Very LBGTQ friendly. The school is the most politically active and very Liberal. People do sometimes try to shove their opinions down your throat, but for the most part you can avoid the politics if you want to.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's a very good school for networking and for internships.

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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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