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Reviews 2110 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I mean we just sleep here. The prices are ridiculous. The campus is small and easy to walk around. they're building east campus. That will be nice. :) Even tho I missed it by a year.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: You can be in you can not be in. It doesnt matter. Many opt for the professionals

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I work out in the gyms and they look really nice.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school has great programs and professors that make me excited to learn. The career center is also useful.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Students take the issue very seriously on campus and actively pressure the university to as well.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life has had a growing presence on growing since I started at AU (20% of student body to 25% of student body) which I am not really ecstatic about, but for the most part fraternities and sororities are avoidable. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of Greek life, so I was a little put off by how big it is/has started to become at AU, but it's not something that involuntarily consumes everyone's lives; non-Greeks still have social lives and can easily choose whether or not they want to "fraternize" with Greeks.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I couldn't ask for better equipped or more accessible athletic facilities. Being a D1 university, athletes are obviously around and at the gyms/athletic facilities, but all the top-notch facilities are as available for non athlete students as possible, at the same D1 levels.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: AU is a great school with lots of job and internship opportunities for students. It's really not the right place for science, math, art, etc majors, but if your thing is politics or international studies, then it is just as great as any of the other D.C. schools like Johns Hopkins and Georgetown, but with less of the hype. Professor's are mostly experts in their fields. It's not uncommon to take a class with a professor who either used to work in the highest level of the field you are studying or even wrote the textbook for that class, which is typically a great experience.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Its hard to go to bars if you are underage, most bars and clubs know what is a fake and what is not. The best bet is to get your older friends to buy you alcohol and pregame, some clubs let 18 year olds in and you can get people to buy you drinks there.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The only parties are frat parties or sports parties and both are extremely hard to get into unless you know someone.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Some students go overboard but most are fairly safe. Pot and alcohol are the biggest things although the rich kids will do coke in their dorms...

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: In a suburban, family-oriented neighborhood with very little crime, I feel less safe at frat parties than walking around on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are knowledgeable and excited about teaching. Sometimes they grade a bit unfairly but if you talk to them they might be able to help you out.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It depends on the major, but normally this school looks pretty good on job applications. Especially for IR or Poly Sci related jobs

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Had no problems with campus housing, my first year I was in Anderson 1N, which is a tiny floor of only 20 people but we all got really close since there were so few of us. Your freshman year everyone will hang out in the lounges but as you get older people won't as much and they move off campus right away. Cassell Hall is the nicest but also most expensive and there is no community, so it feels very disconnected.

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: as a non-greek, Greek life takes over the party scene and it is difficult to have a good time unless you are a part of greek life or are very close with those that are in greek life. A lot of people join just so they can have somewhere to party on the weekends. For the rest of us, every weekend becomes an issue of who's throwing a party and devising a plan of how we'll get in. Also sororities aren't allowed to have houses bc it's considered a "brothel" in DC which is just some sexist bull***t if you ask me

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Haven't had any problems with athletic facilities as a non-athlete, but I can't speak on behalf of athletes so I wouldn't know.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Not a lot of school spirit and students are very self-centered concerning their own pursuits. Greek life and politics become very overwhelming at this school as well, so getting away from either of those two things is difficult. The campus is very small and food options become repetitive and boring. Being near the city is nice, however the campus is not located directly in the city and getting there can be a bit of a hassle.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe at school. There are a lot of emergency blue light poles around the campus. And there are plenty of services to help you out.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some professors grade too harshly for 1st year students.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Alumni are constantly visiting the campus. There are plenty of opportunities to network and it should not be that hard to get an internship or a job during school and after graduation.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I haven't felt a huge Greek presence on campus.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There are a lot of sports games every week.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The tuition is way too expensive.

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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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