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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Casual dating is not as big as it might initially seem. A lot of people are in serious relationships. A lot of guys on campus are pretentious because they think are smarter then they are and/or think they are going to change the world and deserve to be honored for it.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Beautiful women everywhere on campus and in the city.

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The marketing AU has done really makes AU seem like a place for motivated, passionate students, but in actuality, one semester into going to school here turns almost everyone into alcoholic cut-throat jerks. Lots of people like this kind of atmosphere, but it is very hard to find anyone down-to-earth. Students are VERY unfriendly. Good luck trying to strike up a conversation outside of forced group projects. Your friends will most likely be mostly your dorm mates unless you are in greek life, so it is really the luck of the draw. In general, AU is not known for having an attractive student body. If you are looking to date on campus you will be disappointed. Girls outnumber boys so you will probably share a hook up with somebody you know at some point (if that's your thing) and it can get INCREDIBLY awkward. My advice is to avoid dating on-campus at all.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Bleh. Pretty hard to find someone straight.

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2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: For the most part, the girls are good looking. Most are decently nice and polite, but still tend to be very boring and lack any creativity. 80% of girls on campus look and act the same, have the same professional goals, and like the same very shallow things. There are a few gems but they are hard to find and harder to hold onto.

The boys are ranged from very good looking to very homely. Almost all believe themselves to be total playboys. Incredibly boring and can't hold a conversation about anything but drinking or kanye west.

In general, the student body of AU is incredibly boring and everyone is the same. People with the most predictable personality type come here. Very basic. If you are a creative type you will feel completely suffocated here. Nobody is interested in art, and the few people who do know very little on the matter or still remain very much in the mainstream. Anyone slightly out of the ordinary is not tolerated here. I have heard that the student body is "passionate" but I have not met a single person who reflects this. Similarly, most people pretend to be liberal but in reality care about very few issues, if any. If you are very preppy you will fit in just fine and meet literally countless others just like you. However, I would suggest dating off-campus because there is just not an air of interest on campus. Lots of hook-ups, though, if you are interested.

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The cosmopolitan and ambitious student body tends to place a greater emphasis on individuality, motivation, and intelligence than on appearance, but a fresh, clean-cut look doesn’t hurt, either.

Straight women at AU complain that satisfactory boyfriends are hard to find, as girls considerably outnumber the guys on campus. Plus, there is a notable gay population. Exploring the greater city may be a more efficient way to hook up. Don’t be afraid to go out and meet people at bars, clubs, city organizations, or just on the street. While it is somewhat difficult to find straight, good-looking guys, they do exist at AU—you just have to look a little harder. 

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Birth control is easily available on campus. Prescriptions for pills and other methods can be obtained from the Student Health Center with an appointment. Other contraceptives are also available.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Clubs like Nation and Platinum
  2. Bars and restaurants in popular neighborhoods like Adams Morgan
  3. Your own dorm
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. The amphitheater
  2. Courtyard between Hughes and McDowell
  3. The stairwells in dorms
  4. Davenport Lounge
  5. Your own dorm room
Social Scene
The social scene at AU is varied-there's something for everyone. However, AU has an overwhelming female population. Therefore, many of the more attractive young women on campus either lower their standards-looks-wise-or choose to head off campus to find an equally attractive male counterpart. Ladies, do not fear, though: D.C. is full of eligible bachelors. Be sure to check out the frat and house parties, clubs, bars, and shows in the area.
Hookups or Relationships?
Both hookups and relationships exist commonly at AU, and both can be obtained if interested. Many of the busiest students opt for hookups, though, so as not to interfere with their schoolwork or internships.
Dress Code
Because AU is in the highly-professional capital city, the dress is more formal than most places. Students are often seen wearing suits while coming and going from internships or jobs, with slacks and collared shirts not unusual. Outside of the professional aspect of the fashion at AU, the students are indistinguishable from any other college students. Hoodies and flip-flops are everywhere!

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 99 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 102 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 95 responses

  • 22% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 15% None
  • 13% Casual dating at your school
  • 12% Long-distance relationship
  • 12% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 10% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 9% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 3% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Casual dating at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 36 responses

  • 22% Student organizations
  • 21% Your own dorm
  • 21% Activities on campus
  • 19% Fraternity parties
  • 11% Class
  • 3% You won't meet anyone dateable here.
  • 2% Clubs like Nation and Platinum
  • 1% Social Media (Tinder)

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 53 responses

  • 32% Motivated
  • 26% Passionate.
  • 26% Wonks
  • 8% Boring Squares
  • 8% Pretentious

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 57 responses

  • 24% Join a club
  • 23% Get involved
  • 23% Meet people you live near
  • 21% Rush a sorority/fraternity
  • 9% Get an on campus job

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 38 responses

  • 68% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 32% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 115 responses

  • 28% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 51% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 19% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 2% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.


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