American University

General Information

Website www.american.edu
Address 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
City Washington
State DC
Zip 20016-8001
Locale City: Large

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 90%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 75.7%
Five-year graduation rate 78.5%
Six-year graduation rate 79.2%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out -

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Research High
Size: Number of Undergraduates 8,123
Endowment Assets $622,000,000
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education
Net Price Calculator Website www.american.edu/financialaid/Net-Price-Calculator-Form.cfm
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 7%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen -
Admission Test Scores Policy Considered but not required
Median SAT Verbal 640 (25th - 75th percentile = 590 - 690)
Median SAT Math 605 (25th - 75th percentile = 560 - 650)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 28.5 (25th - 75th percentile = 26 - 31)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 25.9%
In-State Tuition and Fees $44,853
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $44,853
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $62,272
Average Net Price After Grants $32,732
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $8,375
Median earnings 10 years after entry $61,000
Median debt of completers $23,250
Federal Loan Default Rate 1.8%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 18.6%
% Underrepresented Minority 19.1%
% Black 6.8%
% Latino 12.2%
% Native American 0.1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
% Asian 6.2%
% White 56.2%
% Two or More Races 4.5%
% Other 14.0%
% Noresident Aliens 10.0%
% Female 62.9%
% Male 37.1%
% Age 25 and Over 1.9%
% Part-time 4.5%