American University

United States of America

745th US-News World Ranking

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)

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English

Offered by the Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative, College of Arts and Sciences, the BA in African American and African Diaspora Studies is a rigorous interdisciplinary program that examines African American culture in the continental United States in the context of the cultures of the African diaspora.

Completed application, including essay and CV/Resume, Academic records for grades 9-12 with official transcripts and certified English translations (if applicable), for each secondary institution attended, Two letters of recommendation, Financial Statement, Test scores: SAT Critical Reading score of 530 or higher, SAT Reading Test sub-score of 29 or higher, ACT English score of 23 or higher, TOEFL, IELTS, Copy of passport information page

Professor, Author and Playwright, Probation Officer, Analyst, Counselor, Vice-President, Lawyer, Editor, Teacher, Child, Family, & School Social Worker, Dean, Director, Chief Financial Officer

15th Jan

English

Attuned to contested meanings of democracy and cultural citizenship in a globalized world, the American Studies Program draws on the resources of its extraordinary location in Washington, DC. With spectacles of nationalism at every turn, the city exemplifies a spirit and tradition of American exceptionalism.

Completed application, including essay and CV/Resume, Academic records for grades 9-12 with official transcripts and certified English translations (if applicable), for each secondary institution attended, Two letters of recommendation, Financial Statement, Test scores: SAT Critical Reading score of 530 or higher, SAT Reading Test sub-score of 29 or higher, ACT English score of 23 or higher, TOEFL, IELTS, Copy of passport information page

Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Program Associate, International Programs Coordinator, Administrative Associate, Procurement Analyst

15th Jan

English

The art history curriculum offers breadth, depth, and access to outstanding professors who are leaders in their field. With approximately 40 undergraduate and 25 graduate students active in the program each year, the Art History Program is a close-knit community, and all students receive faculty mentorship throughout their time at AU.

Completed application, including essay and CV/Resume, Academic records for grades 9-12 with official transcripts and certified English translations (if applicable), for each secondary institution attended, Two letters of recommendation, Financial Statement, Test scores: SAT Critical Reading score of 530 or higher, SAT Reading Test sub-score of 29 or higher, ACT English score of 23 or higher, TOEFL, IELTS, Copy of passport information page

Commercial Art Gallery Manager, Conservator, Heritage Manager, Museum/Gallery Curator, Museum/Gallery Exhibitions Officer

NA

English

The Department of Economics at American University emphasizes economic studies that enable graduates to participate actively in the process of finding answers to the important economic questions that face our society and other nations of the world. Emphasis is placed on viewing economic problems in both their domestic and international contexts.

Completed application, including essay and CV/Resume, Academic records for grades 9-12 with official transcripts and certified English translations (if applicable), for each secondary institution attended, Two letters of recommendation, Financial Statement, Test scores: SAT Critical Reading score of 530 or higher, SAT Reading Test sub-score of 29 or higher, ACT English score of 23 or higher, TOEFL, IELTS, Copy of passport information page

Actuarial Analyst, Chartered Accountant, Chartered Certified Accountant, Chartered Public Finance Accountant, Data analyst, Economist, Financial Risk Analyst Forensic Accountant

NA

English

The outstanding faculty are not only exemplary teachers and scholars, but they are also actively involved with archives , museums, government institutions , and non-profits in DC, across the United States, and around the world. Whether you are interested in working in government, private industry, non-profits, or academia, AU's Department of History offers a stepping stone to a promising career.

Completed application, including essay and CV/Resume, Academic records for grades 9-12 with official transcripts and certified English translations (if applicable), for each secondary institution attended, Two letters of recommendation, Financial Statement, Test scores: SAT Critical Reading score of 530 or higher, SAT Reading Test sub-score of 29 or higher, ACT English score of 23 or higher, TOEFL, IELTS, Copy of passport information page

Academic Librarian, Archaeologist, Archivist, Broadcast Journalist, Civil Service Administrator, Editorial Assistant, Information Officer, PPC Specialist

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a) Common Application

b) Official high school transcript, Secondary School Report and Mid-Year Report

c) Letters of recommendation

d) Official SAT/ACT scores

e) Typical SAT scores: Math (560-650), Critical reading (590-690), Writing (570-670), ACT Composite (26-30)

f) Average GPA 3.57

g) TOEFL/IELTS/PTE scores if the applicant’s native language is not English

h) Acceptance rate: 25.7% (2016)

Requirements vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.

Fees

Undergraduate: $25,500

Graduate: Per credit hour $1,579

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at American University is $17,500 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities

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.

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University Stats

13200

Students

1600

International Students

7900

Undergraduates

5300

Postgraduate

1000

Faculty Strength

13

Student Faculty Ratio

35
%

Acceptance Rate

$
25500

Tuition Fees

$
17500

Living Cost

$
309

Other Fees

3.7

Avg. GPA

37

Avg. IB

* All cost are in USD