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IPEDS ID: 131159
OPE ID: 00143400
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American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001
Información General:  (202) 885-1000
Página de Internet:
Tipo:  4-años, Privada sin fines de lucro
Títulos Ofrecidos:  Certificado de menos de un año
Grado asociado
Certificado de pos-licenciatura
Doctorado - research/scholarship
Doctorado - profesional
Ubicación del Campus:  Ciudad: Grande
Población Estudiantil:  12,818 (7,340 subgraduado)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Clasificación Carnegie
Doctoral/Research Universities
Afiliación Religiosa
United Methodist
Ayuda Federal
Estudiantes elegibles pueden recibir Becas Pell y otra ayuda federal (por ejemplo, Préstamos Directos "Direct Loans").
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
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Oportunidades de Aprendizaje Especial
ROTC (Centro de Entrenamiento de Oficiales de Reserva) – Army (Ejército), Air Force (Fuerza Aérea)
Certificación de Profesor
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Estudio en el extranjero
Institución de fin de semana/noche
Servicios Estudiantiles
Servicios de refuerzo
Servicio de consejería académica/profesional
Servicios de empleo para estudiantes
Cuido diurno para hijos de estudiantes en el campus
Crédito Aceptado
Doble Crédito
Créditos de Colocación Avanzada
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty774618
Research and public service70
Total graduate assistants-771
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Gastos Detallados2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Matrícula y cuotas$36,697$38,071$39,499$40,6492.9%
Libros y materiales$600$800$800$8000.0%
Planes de alojamiento
En el Campus
Alojamiento y comida$13,468$13,648$13,920$14,1801.9%
Fuera del Campus
Alojamiento y comida$13,468$13,648$13,920$14,1801.9%
Fuera del Campus con Familia
Gastos totales2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
En el Campus$52,065$53,653$55,353$56,8082.6%
Fuera del Campus$52,065$53,653$55,353$56,8082.6%
Fuera del Campus con Familia$39,297$40,705$42,133$43,3282.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,27480%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,14672%$25,909,727$22,609
Federal grants30019%$1,291,541$4,305
Pell grants29919%$1,219,825$4,080
Other federal grants342%$71,716$2,109
State/local government grant or scholarships926%$85,189$926
Institutional grants or scholarships1,12571%$24,532,997$21,807
Student loan aid89456%$7,531,016$8,424
Federal student loans88756%$5,411,083$6,100
Other student loans1047%$2,119,933$20,384
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,41761%$98,348,960$22,266
Pell grants1,14216%$4,779,784$4,185
Federal student loans3,36046%$23,840,924$7,096
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$31,447$32,688$32,548
  • American University is committed to using all of its resources to help motivated students attain their educational goals. We have developed tools and resources to help students and their families understand and manage their personal finances to take the actions that best fit their educational situations.
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$27,022$21,789$24,281
$30,001 – $48,000$27,345$23,799$25,574
$48,001 – $75,000$29,943$25,168$28,174
$75,001 – $110,000$34,388$30,068$30,920
$110,001 and more$37,928$41,250$41,908
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Otoño 2013
Matrícula total12,818
Matrícula de subgraduados7,340
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment271
Graduate enrollment5,478
Estatus de Asistencia SubgraduadaGénero del Subgraduado
Estatus de Asistencia Subgraduada:
Tiempo completo: 95%
Tiempo parcial: 5%Género del Subgraduado:
Hombre: 39%
Mujer: 61%
Raza/origen del Subgraduado
Raza/origen del Subgraduado:
Nativo Americano/Nativo de Alaska: 0%
Asiático: 6%
Afro-Americano no Hispano: 6%
Hispano: 10%
Isleño del Pacífico: 0%
Caucásico no Hispano: 55%
Two or more races: 5%
Raza/origen desconocido: 9%
Extranjero no-residente: 8%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 97%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 2%
Out-of-state: 93%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Otoño 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Tiempo completo: 59%
Tiempo parcial: 41%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 92%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 95%
Cuota de aplicación subgraduada (2013-2014): $70
Admisión de Subgraduados Otoño 2013
Número de aplicantes17,5456,58010,965
Porcentaje admitido43%38%46%
Porcentaje admitido matriculado22%22%21%
Consideraciones para AdmisiónRequerido(a)Recomendado(a)
GPA (calificación media) de la escuela secundariaX
Historial de la escuela secundariaX
Finalización de programa de preparación universitariaX
Demostración formal de competenciasX
Puntuaciones del SAT/ACTX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language/Prueba de Inglés como Idioma Extranjero)X
Puntuaciones: Otoño 2013 (estudiantes primerizos matriculados)
Puntuaciones sometidas de Estudiantes NúmeroPorcentaje
Resultados de Examen25to Porcentaje*75to Porcentaje**
*  25% de los estudiantes calificaron o por debajo
** 25% de los estudiantes calificaron o sobre
  • Los datos aplican para estudiantes que buscan su primer grado/certificado.
  • Se solicita a las instituciones reportar estas puntuaciones solamente si se requieren para admisión.
SAT Critical Reading590690
SAT Math570660
SAT Writing580680
ACT Composite2630
ACT English2633
ACT Math2428
ACT Writing810
  • American University (AU) is continuing its test-optional pilot plan for the 2014 fall semester. This plan is available to all applicants (Early Decision and Regular Decision) for fall 2014. Visit for more details. If you will be graduating from a secondary school located outside the United States, please note that neither the SAT or ACT is required for admission.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Estudiantes a tiempo completo: 88%
Estudiantes a tiempo parcial: 67%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 80 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Índice total de graduación:
Índice total de graduación: 80%
(*) Índice de transferencias:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Índice de licenciaturas:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-años: 74%
6-años: 77%
8-años: 78%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-años: 76%
6-años: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Hombre: 80%
Mujer: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Nativo Americano/Nativo de Alaska: 67%
Asiático: 79%
Afro-Americano no Hispano: 70%
Hispano: 73%
Caucásico no Hispano: 82%
Two or more races: 65%
Raza/origen desconocido: 80%
Extranjero no-residente: 72%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Finalización (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
clasificar porProgramaAsociadoLicenciaturaMaestríaDoctoradoUndergraduate
  • Los datos mostrados son para primeras especializaciones.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization-6----
Asian Studies/Civilization----00
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other-0----
European Studies/Civilization-----0
French Studies-2----
German Studies-2----
Latin American Studies-149---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies-1--0-
Russian Studies-2----
Women's Studies-2---0
Total de categorías-299-00
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-327---
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-2----
Total de categorías-377---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-25871--0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-3---0
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-----1
Finance, General-1352--0
International Business/Trade/Commerce-----0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-----0
Real Estate--9--0
Total de categorías-293220--2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other--8---
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-----9d
International and Intercultural Communication--10---
Mass Communication/Media Studies-9869---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-19----
Total de categorías-170123--9d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science-50---
Total de categorías-50---
Curriculum and Instruction--27--1
Education, General---3--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities--10---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-----1
Elementary Education and Teaching-1121--2
International and Comparative Education--16---
Secondary Education and Teaching-043--4
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--18-00
Total de categorías-11135308
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--13---
General Literature-1911---
Total de categorías-1924---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-----4
Total de categorías-----4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature-20---
German Language and Literature-1----
Language Interpretation and Translation----86
Russian Language and Literature-0----
Spanish Language and Literature-6----
Total de categorías-90-86
Health Professions and Related Programs
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies-----0
Public Health, General-2----
Total de categorías-2---0
History, General-42177--
Total de categorías-42177--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-83182--
Total de categorías-83182--
Legal Professions and Studies
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence--304--
International Law and Legal Studies--107---
Legal Professions and Studies, Other--4---
Total de categorías--141511--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies00----
Total de categorías00----
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-2----
Financial Mathematics-7----
Mathematics, General-92---
Statistics, General-67---
Statistics, Other-0----
Total de categorías-249---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-240---
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution--61---
Total de categorías-2461---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-28--0
Environmental Studies-19----
Total de categorías-218--0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-14----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management--21---
Total de categorías-1421---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Applied and Professional Ethics-----1
Religion/Religious Studies-3----
Total de categorías-2022--1
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-53---
Physics, General-9----
Total de categorías-323---
Clinical Psychology---9--
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics---4--
Experimental Psychology--11---
Personality Psychology--3---
Psychology, General-69320--
Total de categorías-694613--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration--1096-0
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other--21--1
Public Policy Analysis, General--60--1
Total de categorías--1906-2
Social Sciences
Economics, General-49224--
Economics, Other-----1
International Economics-----3
International Relations and Affairs-450368d702
Political Science and Government, General-16423213-
Political Science and Government, Other----40
Social Sciences, General-496---
Social Sciences, Other-----3
Total de categorías-753448d241713
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-119---
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other-----1
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General--4---
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-5516---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-7----
Film/Cinema/Video Studies--32---
Fine and Studio Arts Management--20--2
Fine/Studio Arts, General-64---
Graphic Design-15----
Music History, Literature, and Theory-14----
Music, General-11----
Total de categorías-11985--3
Gran total01,7761,5875662548
2012-2013 Atletas Universitarios
NCAA Division I-AAA HombresMujeres
All Track Combined5149
Field Hockey21
Swimming and Diving2416
Acreditación Institucional
AgenciaPeríodos de Acreditación Estatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1928 -  Acreditada
Acreditación Especializada
Agencia/ProgramaPeríodos de Acreditación Estatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1940 -  Acreditada
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/1/1972 -  Acreditada
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1965 -  Acreditada
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1965 -  Acreditada
  • (!) Fecha estimada
2012 Estadísticas Criminales
Arrestos - en el Campus201020112012
Posesión ilegal de armas000
Violaciones a la ley de drogas302
Violaciones a la ley de bebidas alcohólicas000
Arrestos - Dormitorios en el Campus !201020112012
Posesión ilegal de armas000
Violaciones a la ley de drogas200
Violaciones a la ley de bebidas alcohólicas000
Ofensas Criminales - en el Campus 201020112012
Asesinato/homicidio no negligente 000
Homicidio negligente000
Ofensas sexuales - Forzoso127
Ofensas sexuales - No forzoso (incesto y violación de un(a) menor solamente) 000
Agresión agravada230
Robo de vehículos de motor340
Incendio provocado044
  • Incidents investigated and found to be Arson
Ofensas Criminales - Dormitorios en el Campus !201020112012
Asesinato/homicidio no negligente 000
Homicidio negligente000
Ofensas sexuales - Forzoso114
Ofensas sexuales - No forzoso (incesto y violación de un(a) menor solamente) 000
Agresión agravada020
Robo de vehículos de motor000
Incendio provocado042
  • (!) Los dormitorios son un subconjunto de las estadísticas dentro del campus.
  • Los datos criminales reportados por las instituciones no han sido sometidos a verificación independiente por el Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos. Por lo tanto, el Departamento no puede responder for la presición de los datos reportados.
  • Estos datos no incluyen incidentes que: (a) ocurrieron fuera del campus en propiedad pública contigua y accesible al Campus; (b) ocurrieron en un edificio o propiedad no correspondiente al campus o propiedad adueñada o controlada por una organización estudiantil oficialmente reconocida por la institución; o (c) incidentes en edificios/propiedades adueñadas o controladas por una institución pero no contigua a la institución. Para más información, visita
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate3.3%4.6%2.9%
Number in default8410971
Number in repayment2,5082,3692,440
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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