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American University
American University 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20016 Phone: (202) 885-1000
  • General Information
    About American University

    The mission of the university center is to provide a welcoming environment for AU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors and to support programs, activities and services that promote community, individual growth, responsible citizenship, and a global perspective. Role of the University Center *The Center is the community meeting point of the university, for all members of the university family-- students, faculty, administration, alumni, and guests. It is not just a building; it is also an organization and a program. Together they represent a well - considered plan for the community life of the university. *As the "town square" of the university, the Center provides for the services, conveniences, and amenities the members of the university family need in their daily life on campus. It is a place to meet people and get to know and understand one another through informal association outside the classroom. *Through its services and program offerings, the Center is part of the educational program of the university. As the center of university community life, it serves as a laboratory of citizenship, training students in social responsibility and for leadership in our democracy. Through various boards, committees, and staff it provides a cultural, social, and recreational program, aiming to make free time activities a cooperative factor with study in education. In all its processes it encourages self-directed activity, giving maximum opportunity for self-realization and for growth in individual social competency and group effectiveness. Its goal is the development of person as well as intellects. *The Center serves as a unifying force in the life of the university, cultivating enduring regard for and loyalty to the university. A statement of purpose, adopted by the Association of College Unions International in 1956 and reaffirmed in 1964 and 1989 has been adapted to fit the American University community


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • United Methodist
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 14,936
    Percent Admitted 53%
    Men Admitted 51%
    Women Admitted 55%
    Full Time Retention Rate 90%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 580 700
      Math 570 670
      Writing 580 680
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 25 30
      English 25 31
      Math 24 29
      Writing 25 30
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 13,093
    Native American 74.0
    Asian 694.0
    African American 880.0
    Hispanic 688.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 6,624
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 3,102

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