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 88%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 76.4%
Five-year graduation rate 80.0%
Six-year graduation rate 81.2%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out -

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Research High
Size: Number of Undergraduates 7,900
Endowment Assets $558,089,000
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Net Price Calculator Website www.american.edu/financialaid/Net-Price-Calculator-Form.cfm
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 6%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 3.66
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 640 (25th - 75th percentile = 590 - 690)
Median SAT Math 605 (25th - 75th percentile = 560 - 650)
Median SAT Writing 620 (25th - 75th percentile = 570 - 670)
Median ACT Composite 28.0 (25th - 75th percentile = 26 - 30)
Median ACT Writing 9 (25th - 75th percentile = 8 - 10)
Percent Admitted 35.0%
In-State Tuition and Fees $43,103
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $43,103
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $60,586
Average Net Price After Grants $31,758
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $7,929
Median earnings 10 years after entry $59,200
Median debt of completers $24,250
Federal Loan Default Rate 2.4%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 19.5%
% Underrepresented Minority 18.1%
% Black 6.5%
% Latino 11.5%
% Native American 0.1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
% Asian 6.7%
% White 56.3%
% Two or More Races 4.5%
% Other 14.4%
% Noresident Aliens 9.3%
% Female 62.7%
% Male 37.3%
% Age 25 and Over 2.2%
% Part-time 4.7%