The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    AU Abroad program for studying internationally
  2. 2
    The Career Center
  3. 3
    Comfortable, clean, and friendly dorms
  4. 4
    Engaging and expert professors
  5. 5
    Great food off campus
  6. 6
    Internship opportunities in the city
  7. 7
    Large international student population
  8. 8
    Politically passionate students and faculty
  9. 9
    Small campus
  10. 10
    Small classes

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
90% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
77% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
96% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
77% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
59% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
80% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
91% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Students Don't Want to Leave
55% of students surveyed said that they would totally live in the area after graduation.
Safe Campus
67% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
74% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Learn from the Best
95% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-46% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Administrative bureaucracy
  2. 2
    Cost of living
  3. 3
    Dry campus
  4. 4
    Expensive tuition
  5. 5
    Limited course selection in smaller departments
  6. 6
    Overwhelming political focus of the campus
  7. 7
    Student cliques
  8. 8
    The unbalanced female-to-male ratio
  9. 9
    Very limited math program
  10. 10
    Weak programs for the hard sciences

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $39,499, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive to Just Get By
72% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was worse than average.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $9,290.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $13,920.
Want a Job? On Your Own
There aren't any placement services for graduates.
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