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Reviews 2110 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: AU is in one of the safest neighborhoods in DC.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The people who end up at AU vary. Everyone's very nice and somewhat boring.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining is exactly what you'd expect for a college.

3 College Freshman

Academics: The CS program here is weak. The internship opportunities are incredible.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Sometimes you get a good professor, sometimes you don't.

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2 College Freshman

Athletics: There is not school spirit at AU. The teams are not worth cheering for. The facilities are not big enough for the whole student body to use.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The apartment buildings near campus are very nice and cheap if you have roommates.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Permits are extraordinarily high. It dissuades students from bringing a car, and DC is known for its outrageous ticketing.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most students after their first or second year move off campus and choose to move to the Berkshire Residentials, a local apartment complex. It is sort of extended student housing, to the point that the school even rents apartments from the facility so they can be considered campus housing (which comes fully furnished). Most students opt out of this option and decide to deal with their housing separate from the university. The pros: gas/electric included, within a 5 minute walk to campus, large student population living there, being away from AU's "dry campus." Cons: Expensive -- due to the student rush for housing, local areas are able to boost up the prices which are not comparable to how the apartment looks. The apartment is slightly known for its cockroach problem, but there is a convenience store in the basement that is, while expensive, convenient. The apartment will spray for bugs upon request, and they're pretty good about it. It just depends on where in the building you are placed.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would choose to go to American if I could do it again. Of course I wish there were little things I could change but overall it's been a great experience.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Pretty great apartments and housing at reasonable pricing for DC living.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: It's fine, average, safe and available.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Pretty standard, less like a jail cell and more like a residents hall, great community, pretty clean and standard for living/socializing.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: More girls than guys, great if you are a guy looking for girls, okay if you are a girl looking for guys. There is a range of really attractive to really not attractive on both sides and the diversity of students on campus reflects a diversity in personalities as well.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: location in Washington, D.C., amazing professors, night life and social scene, amazing internship opportunities.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Great campus, plenty of activities/ organizations for students to get involved in.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: Plenty of computers available but most students bring their own.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: There are rules, follow them or be careful breaking them and you'll be fine.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Availability to internships, highly respected fields, great professor-student repor.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Highly respected academics, professors, etc.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Pretty great, new cassell gym is awesome.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: So many options, such diversity, so much variety.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It's safe, no pressure, other options, but there if you want it ( alcohol mainly).

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life at AU is so different in a such a great way. So friendly, engaged in community, and best social events.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: So much to do, parties, clubs, local attractions, festivals, etc.

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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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