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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.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The Metro is very fast and convenient. It is my primary mode of transportation. It is much easier than having a car here, where you have to deal with parking costs and traffic. The only reason you would need a car is if you live off campus in Maryland or Virginia and are commuting in.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got as much financial aid as they could give me. After I accepted the reward, they rejected my appeal. And they didn't accept any of my scholarships for some reason. I wrote them into the financial aid award, but when I tried to give them the money, they returned it.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It depends on how you like to party. Most are the frat parties where everyone goes to get drunk. I'm not a huge drinker, so I struggle to find my kinds of parties. If you want parties specific to your tastes, join clubs.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Washington DC is the best city ever, especially if you come from a suburb like me. It's not crowded with people and skyscrapers. It's sectioned into neighborhoods, each different with their own shopping, attractions, and restaurants to try.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Being in Washington DC, there is a variety of international food to choose from: Ethiopian, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Japanese, etc. It is also very accessible in Tenleytown or by the Metro.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: You're in DC, so it's going to be awesome if you can muster up the energy to travel for 15 minutes on the metro.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: People exaggerate the amount they drink. It's annoying but less dangerous than other campuses.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The campus events are not the best, but the actual centers for students are decent.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The location is awesome. You aren't really paying for the school, you're paying for the opportunities in DC.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a ton of places to live, and for the most part it's cheaper and nicer than the dorms.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: One of the best in the country. Everyone interns.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: It's challenging once you get past the beginner level, but it's worth it. Most of the professors are awesome.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms themselves are pretty good, but don't expect the best social atmosphere after freshman year.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: Computers are always available, but sometimes the wireless network is tricky.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The varsity sports here are terrible. Don't come if you're looking for a big gathering at a game.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Pretty prominent, but if you don't join you'll be fine.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Better than some of the other schools I looked at, but I know that wasn't the case for a lot of people.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's been good. I probably wouldn't go here if it weren't for my major.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school is the best at being diverse, and we are proud of it!

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I think its easier to get in as a transfer rather than a freshmen, they ask you for less infromation.

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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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