American University is a private research university located in the capital of USA. The university offers a Washington Semester Program, which permits students (from American and other universities) to join in D.C. area internships while taking classes at American University.
American University has the largest school of international affairs in the country. The university is consistently ranked as one of the "Most Politically Active" schools in the nation.
The university comprises of 8 schools and colleges: Washington College of Law; School of Public Affairs; School of Professional and Extended Studies; School of Education; School of International Service; School of Communication; Kogod School of Business and College of arts and Sciences. The most popular areas of study include political science, public policy and international relations. The university follows a semester-based academic calendar.
The university has a total student population of more than 13,000 of which over 7,900 constitute the undergraduate population at the university. Students at American have been rated among the most politically active in the nation, and there are more than 200 student clubs and organizations on campus. The university has student to faculty ratio of 12:1 and an acceptance rate of 35%.
Notable Alumni: Jarrett Bellini (Humorist, host of CNN.com video podcast News of the Absurd), Nicole Petallides (Fox Business Network anchor and correspondent), Bob Edwards (radio host and award winning journalist), Josh Glenn (professional wrestler, NCAA Champion and 3-time All-American)
American University Programs
American University Application Requirements
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American University Cost of studies
Graduate: Per credit hour $1,579
Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.
American University Deadlines
Undergraduate: Fall: Early Decision: November 15, Early Decision 2: January 15, Regular Decision: January 15, Spring: Regular Decision: October 1
Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program.
Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.
American University Rankings
RegionalUnited States of America
American University Scholarships
1. American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship
The American University is a rising world Leader Scholarship is targeted to high-achieving international students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree within us and who are dedicated to the positive civic and social amendment. It is meant for college students who are going to be to returning home to enhance under-resourced, underserved communities in his/her home country.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
Preference will be given to:
International students who have overcome numerous obstacles and challenges furthermore as those from numerous and underrepresented world and socioeconomic backgrounds.
A minimum 3.8 standard equivalent (or within the high 100% of graduating class) for 9th-12th grades.
A demonstrated commitment to leadership, volunteerism, community service and to advancing the requirements of individuals in their home country.
Students with a 95+ TOEFL iBT, 7.0+ IELTS, 600+ paper-based TOEFL (taken on or prior to May 31, 2017), or sub-scores of 24+ on the paper-based TOEFL (Taken after 31 May 2017).
Students who are still registered in secondary/high College and graduating by June 2019.
Important: Students within the IB system should decide to graduate with a full IB diploma with a minimum of 3 HL subjects. Students studying within the British A-Levels system should complete a minimum of 3 A levels and end13 years of study before August 2019.
You are NOT eligible to apply if:
You are a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or dual national of the U.S. and another country.
You are registered in or have already begun any post-secondary studies at another university in your home country or the United States.
You graduated secondary school prior to 2017.
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