How much does American University cost?

American University Cost of Attendance
In-state $48,459
Out-of-state $48,459
On-Campus Room and Board $16,100
Off-Campus Room and Board $15,502
Average Annual Cost $33,034
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $21,371
$30,000-$48,000 $20,960
$48,000-$75,000 $26,574
$75,000-$110,000 $32,751
Over $110,000 $45,685

American University Financial Aid and Debt

80%

Students paying down their debt

$24,250

Typical Total Student Debt

$251

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 76% $26,636
Federal Grants 19% $4,622
Pell grants 19% $4,367
Other federal grants 1% $3,839
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 2% $503
Institutional grants or scholarships 63% $30,194
Student loan aid 56% $7,801
Federal student loans 56% $6,350
Other student loans 7% $20,853

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500
Do community service 304 Up to $500
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000
Have work experience 203 Up to $12,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Take a foreign language class 190 Up to $5,000
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

American University Admissions

What is American University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 32%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 52% of applicants
SAT Reading 630-700
SAT Math 590-680
SAT Writing 570-670
ACT Submissions 36% of applicants
Composite Score 27-31

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American University Campus Life

12:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

129

Forbes Ranking

54%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

80%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 8123
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance
Women
62%
Men
38%

Student Diversity

68%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
54.17%
Unknown
19.06%
Hispanic or Latino
12.83%
Asian
7.04%
Black or African American
6.78%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.09%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.04%

American University Graduation Success

First Year Student Retention

54%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$59,200

Average Salary After Graduation

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About American University

Address

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Doctoral/Research Universities
Setting Large City
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