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American University

American University
School of Public Affairs, American University

American University is a private liberal arts university situated on a beautiful 84 acre campus in Tenleytown, Washington D.C. There are five schools and colleges that cater to undergraduates, among them: the School of Public Affairs, the School of International Service, the Kogod School of Business, the School of Communication and the College of Arts and Sciences.  All of the schools are well known and count on a number of distinguished faculty to inspire students to be active citizens of the world during college and after graduation. American University has earned a reputation among the best schools in the nation for international relations, government and political science and almost all undergraduate students engage in an internship or some other form of experiential education before they graduate. American is one of the most selective schools in the country, one of the ‘best buys’ in higher education and a great springboard for ambitious students looking to maximize their potential beyond graduation.


Admissions Phone 202 885-6000
Admissions Email
Codes SAT: 5007 ACT: 0648 FAFSA: 001434 CSS Profile: 5007
Location Washington, District of Columbia; Major city, 5 miles northwest of the White House
College Type Private (nonprofit)
College Newspaper The Eagle
Enrollment ~7,000 undergraduate students
Popular Programs International Studies, Business Administration, Communications/Journalism
Student Life American University recognizes over 240 student groups that represent students’ interests in a range of academic, social and political issues. Students also get involved in American’s vibrant Greek life or in one of its multiple student media groups, including WAMU 88.5FM, Washington D.C.’s National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate station. Students can venture from Tennleytown to downtown D.C. and take advantage of an endless menu of cultural activities and Ethiopian food, which is abundant, exotic and delicious.
International ~5% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Not Required; Financial Aid Available
Transfer Yes, Fall, Spring, Summer; Minimum GPA 2.50
Crossover Gerogetown, George Washington University, Princeton, Boston College
Other Selective (~40% admitted), Early Decision, Early Action, Common Application


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