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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:  www.american.edu
Tipo:  4-años, Privada sin fines de lucro
Títulos Ofrecidos:  Certificado de menos de un año
Grado asociado
Licenciatura
Certificado de pos-licenciatura
Maestría
Doctorado - research/scholarship
Doctorado - profesional
Ubicación del Campus:  Ciudad: Grande
Dormitorios:  
Población Estudiantil:  13,198 (7,909 subgraduado)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Clasificación Carnegie
Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
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
For more information on AU's disability support services please visit: http://www.american.edu/ocl/asac/index.cfm
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty800636
Instructional785636
Research and public service150
Total graduate assistants-718
Instructional-718
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Gastos Detallados2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Matrícula y cuotas$39,499$40,649$41,833$43,1033.0%
Libros y materiales$800$800$800$8000.0%
Planes de alojamiento
En el Campus
Alojamiento y comida$13,920$14,180$15,308$15,5021.3%
Otros$1,134$1,179$1,179$1,1810.2%
Fuera del Campus
Alojamiento y comida$13,920$14,180$15,308$15,5021.3%
Otros$1,134$1,179$1,179$1,1810.2%
Fuera del Campus con Familia
Otros$1,834$1,879$1,879$1,8810.1%
Gastos totales2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
En el Campus$55,353$56,808$59,120$60,5862.5%
Fuera del Campus$55,353$56,808$59,120$60,5862.5%
Fuera del Campus con Familia$42,133$43,328$44,512$45,7842.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$27,468
Fees$430
  • Interpret data with caution regarding graduate tuition. The average tuition for MBA students is $36,624. The average required fees for graduate students in the School of International Service is $1,930.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • For more information on payment plans please visit: http://www.american.edu/finance/studentaccounts/index.cfm
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid11,53186%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,34575%$32,489,951$24,156
Federal grants36120%$1,629,350$4,513
Pell grants36120%$1,579,350$4,375
Other federal grants251%$50,000$2,000
State/local government grant or scholarships855%$63,066$742
Institutional grants or scholarships1,32774%$30,797,535$23,208
Student loan aid1,03358%$8,139,235$7,879
Federal student loans1,02758%$5,753,476$5,602
Other student loans1197%$2,385,759$20,048
  • 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 aid14,86363%$113,111,575$23,260
Pell grants1,32117%$5,764,009$4,363
Federal student loans3,54546%$23,354,911$6,588
  • 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.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$32,548$33,778$34,812
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$24,281$28,524$27,341
$30,001 – $48,000$25,574$27,005$25,337
$48,001 – $75,000$28,174$30,227$29,622
$75,001 – $110,000$30,920$31,693$32,477
$110,001 and more$41,908$44,567$45,529
  • 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 2015
Matrícula total13,198
Matrícula de subgraduados7,909
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment264
Graduate enrollment5,289
Estatus de Asistencia SubgraduadaGénero del Subgraduado
Estatus de Asistencia Subgraduada:
Tiempo completo: 95%
Tiempo parcial: 5%Género del Subgraduado:
Hombre: 38%
Mujer: 62%
Raza/origen del Subgraduado
Raza/origen del Subgraduado:
Nativo Americano/Nativo de Alaska: 0%
Asiático: 7%
Afro-Americano no Hispano: 7%
Hispano: 11%
Isleño del Pacífico: 0%
Caucásico no Hispano: 56%
Two or more races: 4%
Raza/origen desconocido: 6%
Extranjero no-residente: 9%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 97%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 1%
Out-of-state: 93%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 2%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Otoño 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Tiempo completo: 55%
Tiempo parcial: 45%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 93%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 10%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 86%
Cuota de aplicación subgraduada (2015-2016): $70
Admisión de Subgraduados Otoño 2015
TotalHombreMujer
Número de aplicantes16,7356,03910,696
Porcentaje admitido35%32%37%
Porcentaje admitido matriculado30%33%29%
Consideraciones para AdmisiónRequerido(a)Recomendado(a)
GPA (calificación media) de la escuela secundariaX
Historial de la escuela secundariaX
Finalización de programa de preparación universitariaX
RecomendacionesX
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 2015 (estudiantes primerizos matriculados)
Puntuaciones sometidas de Estudiantes NúmeroPorcentaje
SAT1,06860%
ACT62335%
Resultados de Examen25to Porcentaje*75to Porcentaje**
NOTAS:
*  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 Math560650
SAT Writing570670
ACT Composite2630
ACT English2532
ACT Math2428
ACT Writing810
  • Students graduating from a secondary school within the United States who do not wish to submit standardized test scores as a part of their application may do so provided they choose the "No, do not consider my SAT/ACT score for admission to AU" when responding to the "Preferred testing plan" question on General section of the Common Application. For more information on American University's Test-Optional Plan please visit: http://www.american.edu/admissions/testoptional.cfm
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: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 86 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Índice total de graduación:
Índice total de graduación: 81%
(*) 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 2007]
4-años: 76%
6-años: 80%
8-años: 80%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-años: 76%
6-años: 81%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 82%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 40%
Asiático: 84%
Afro-Americano no Hispano: 82%
Hispano: 76%
Isleño del Pacífico: 100%
Caucásico no Hispano: 82%
Two or more races: 71%
Raza/origen desconocido: 80%
Extranjero no-residente: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Finalización (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
clasificar porProgramaAsociadoLicenciaturaMaestríaDoctoradoUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • 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-3----
Asian Studies/Civilization-1----
French Studies-4----
German Studies-2----
Latin American Studies-99--0
Near and Middle Eastern Studies-1----
Russian Studies-4----
Women's Studies-9---4
Total de categorías-339--4
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry-5----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-245---
Biotechnology--2---
Neuroscience---9--
Total de categorías-2979--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-4156--1
Business Administration and Management, General-208123d--0
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-11----
Finance, General-1737---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-----0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General--11---
Real Estate--10--1
Taxation--34--1
Total de categorías-277271d--3
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Recording Arts Technology/Technician-167--1
Total de categorías-167--1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other--11---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other--10---
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-----0
International and Intercultural Communication--13---
Journalism-4721---
Mass Communication/Media Studies-13661d2--
Political Communication--19---
Public Relations/Image Management-6----
Total de categorías-189135d2-0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science-14----
Total de categorías-14----
Education
Curriculum and Instruction--42--2
Early Childhood Education and Teaching--4--1
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities--14---
Elementary Education and Teaching-1311--2
International and Comparative Education--15---
Secondary Education and Teaching-020--3
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--12d-00
Total de categorías-13118d-08
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--13---
General Literature-238---
Total de categorías-2321---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-----0
Total de categorías-----0
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature-1----
Language Interpretation and Translation----213
Spanish Language and Literature-4----
Total de categorías-5--213
Health Professions and Related Programs
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies-----0
Public Health Education and Promotion-1212---
Public Health, General-53----
Total de categorías-6512--0
History
History, General-29134--
Total de categorías-29134--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-39480--
Homeland Security--1---
Total de categorías-39490--
Legal Professions and Studies
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence--396--
International Law and Legal Studies--104---
Law---462--
Legal Professions and Studies, Other--4---
Legal Studies, General-26----
Total de categorías-26147468--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies04----
Total de categorías04----
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-0----
Mathematics, General-132---
Statistics, General-711---
Total de categorías-2013---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-620---
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution--44--0
Total de categorías-6244--0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-74--0
Environmental Studies-718---
Total de categorías-1422--0
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Applied and Professional Ethics----00
Ethics--16---
Jewish/Judaic Studies-0----
Philosophy-810---
Religion/Religious Studies-2----
Total de categorías-1026-00
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-52---
Physics, General-6----
Total de categorías-112---
Psychology
Clinical Psychology---10--
Psychology, General-5615---
Total de categorías-561510--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration--131d9-0
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-----2
Public Policy Analysis, General--59--1
Total de categorías--190d9-3
Social Sciences
Anthropology-1677-0
Development Economics and International Development--10--0
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics-9----
Economics, General-7335d10--
Economics, Other-----2
International Economics--5--3
International Relations and Affairs-420325d702
Political Science and Government, General-13813032-
Political Science and Government, Other----130
Social Sciences, Other-----1
Sociology-175--1
Total de categorías-673400d24459
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-912---
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General--21---
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-042---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-5----
Film/Cinema/Video Studies-4415---
Fine/Studio Arts, General-49---
Graphic Design-11----
Intermedia/Multimedia-0----
Music, General-6----
Musical Theatre-10----
Total de categorías-8999---
Gran total01,6971,6005266631
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • American University accepts transfer credit for military courses. For details please visit: www.american.edu/admissions/transfer/militarycredits.cfm and: http://www.american.edu/veterans/index.cfm
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 135
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 203
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 12
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $26,544
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $17,292
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,727
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 73%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Atletas Universitarios
NCAA Division I-AAA HombresMujeres
All Track Combined5642
Basketball1812
Field Hockey25
Lacrosse26
Soccer3024
Swimming and Diving1922
Volleyball12
Wrestling23
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
2014 Estadísticas Criminales
Arrestos - en el Campus201220132014
Posesión ilegal de armas010
Violaciones a la ley de drogas203
Violaciones a la ley de bebidas alcohólicas010
Arrestos - Dormitorios en el Campus !201220132014
Posesión ilegal de armas010
Violaciones a la ley de drogas003
Violaciones a la ley de bebidas alcohólicas000
Ofensas Criminales - en el Campus 201220132014
Asesinato/homicidio no negligente 000
Homicidio negligente000
Ofensas sexuales - Forzoso78
Rape12
Fondling9
Ofensas sexuales - No forzoso (incesto y violación de un(a) menor solamente) 00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Asalto010
Agresión agravada077
Robo25168
Robo de vehículos de motor001
Incendio provocado474
Ofensas Criminales - Dormitorios en el Campus !201220132014
Asesinato/homicidio no negligente 000
Homicidio negligente000
Ofensas sexuales - Forzoso45
Rape11
Fondling8
Ofensas sexuales - No forzoso (incesto y violación de un(a) menor solamente) 00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Asalto000
Agresión agravada024
Robo1283
Robo de vehículos de motor000
Incendio provocado224
  • (!) 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate1.4%2.1%3.3%
Number in default405984
Number in repayment2,6722,7092,508
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)