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American University

About the School

Degree of Urbanization:
City: Large
Institutional Control or Affiliation:
Private not-for-profit
Religious Affiliation:
United Methodist
Historically Black College or University:
No
Tribal College:
No
Calendar System:
Semester
Undergraduate Programs Offered:
  • Accounting
  • Acoustics
  • American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • General Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Statistics, Other
  • Women's Studies

Size of School

Fall Reporting Period for Attendance:
2011
Total Students:
12,724
Men:
5,211
Women:
7,513
Total Undergraduates:
7,212
Undergraduate Men:
2,952
Undergraduate Women:
4,260
Total First-time Undergraduates:
1,541
First-time Undergraduate Men:
596
First-time Undergraduate Women:
945

Admissions

Fall Reporting Period for Admissions:
Fall 2012
Total Applicants:
17,039
Total Admissions:
7,531
Total Enrolled:
1,595
Admittance Percentage:
44%
Highest Degree Available:
Doctoral
AP Credits:
Yes

Test Scores

Fall Reporting Period for SAT/ACT Test Scores:
Fall 2012
Number of First-time Students Submitting SAT Scores:
1,131
Percent of First-time Students Submitting SAT Scores:
71%
Number of First-time Students Submitting ACT Scores:
694
Percent of First-time Students Submitting ACT Scores:
44%
SAT Critical Reading 25th Percentile Score:
590
SAT Critical Reading 75th Percentile Score:
690
SAT Math 25th Percentile Score:
570
SAT Math 75th Percentile Score:
670
SAT Writing 25th Percentile Score:
580
SAT Writing 75th Percentile Score:
680
ACT Composite 25th Percentile Score:
26
ACT Composite 75th Percentile Score:
31
ACT English 25th Percentile Score:
26
ACT English 75th Percentile Score:
33
ACT Math 25th Percentile Score:
24
ACT Math 75th Percentile Score:
29
ACT Writing 25th Percentile Score:
9
ACT Writing 75th Percentile Score:
10

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