American University

American University (AU), is a student-centered research institution in Washington DC, USA. The institution offers a wide range of bachelor’s degree programs through its eight schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, International Service, Professional & Extended Studies, Public Affairs and Law.

  • Average Tuition USD 47,640
  • Acceptance Rate 29%
  • Students 7,433
  • International Students 7.88%
  • Intakes August, mid January
  • Application Deadline January 10,October 1
  • Transfer yes
  • Campus Setting City

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School Description

American University, offers 71 bachelor’s degree programs in subjects such as Anthropology, Dance, Communication Studies, Chemistry, and Sociology. The University also offers a number of honours programs in subjects such as Psychology, Literature, Physics and History. The University has a 90-acre campus that includes amenities and services such as student housing, inter-faith chapel, the Academic Support Centre for academic guidance and support, student health and counselling centres and around 250 student organisations. On-campus housing is assured for first and second year undergraduate students who meet deadlines. The institution also has a dedicated International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) team to assist international students in academic success and personal development.

  • 01Distinguished Faculty includes former ambassadors, elected public servants and Oscar-, Emmy-, Pulitzer- and National Book award-winning lecturers.
  • 02Ranked as 69th Best National University by US News & World Report 2018.
  • 03Listed among the top 400 universities worldwide,by the Time Higher Education World University rankings, 2018.

Bachelor Programs

  • 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA
    USD 47,640 Tuition Fee


    To complete a BS in accounting at American University, students must complete 120 credit hours for this four-year program. To complete the major, there are 65 to 66 credits required. This takes approximately two years t   more...

  • 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA
    USD 47,640 Tuition Fee

    African American and African Diaspora Studies

    A bachelor’s degree in African American and African Diaspora Studies enables students to explore the rich cultures of the African diaspora, including African Americans residing in the United States. Required coursework   more...

  • 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA
    USD 47,640 Tuition Fee

    American Studies

    The BA in American studies is a four-year degree that provides students with a broad education in the cultural, social and economic structure of America. To complete a BA at American University requires 120 credit hours   more...

  • 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA
    USD 47,640 Tuition Fee


    The four-year BA in Anthropology has a requirement of 120 credit hours, or about four years, as required by American University. Requirements for the major include 48 credit hours or a year and a half of study time. Stu   more...


  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 541
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 298
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 301
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 119
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 78

Admission Requirements

  • Avg Aid to Undergraduate 21956
  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 4.50
  • Minimum SAT 530


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