American University

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC
4-year
Medium
Urban
Christian college

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Questions and Answers about American University

Lyra D.
6 months ago
Is the film program at American University mostly focus on documentary-based film?
American University
While there are students that are focused on documentary-filmmaking, our Film & Media Arts program prepares students for various career paths within the media industry. You can see course requirements/options here: https://www.american.edu/soc/film/ba/ba-fmed-degree-course-requirements-cfm.cfm
Madison M.
7 months ago
What is the floor plan of the different dorms om campus?
American University
We have several different floor plans for students to choose from. You can find the floor plans (and other important information) for each of our residence halls here: https://www.american.edu/ocl/housing/residence-halls.cfm
India S.
7 months ago
If I was not invited to the cornerstone program can I still apply?
American University
Hi India! Apologies for not seeing this question earlier but since the semester has started, you are not able to join Cornerstone. There are still opportunities to do internships and study abroad available!
Rileigh S.
7 months ago
If I am in cornerstone freshman year, what are my housing options?
American University
Cornerstone students will be living in University College housing, which are cohort-based floors in our first year residence halls. You can either live in a standard double or triple room.
Seif al daen l.
8 months ago
What housing options are available for students?
American University
Hi! We have three first-year residence halls: Anderson, Letts, and Centennial. Two are your traditional hallway-style residence halls while the third is a suite style where two rooms are connected by a jack-and-jill bathroom. You are able to select a preference for which style when you do your housing survey but it is not guaranteed. We have virtual tours of all our residence halls on our housing webpage if you want to see what they look like!
Alexandra M.
8 months ago
Are there housing options for graduate students?
American University
We do not offer on-campus housing for graduate students; however, I believe there are partnerships with nearby apartment buildings for off-campus housing. We work in undergraduate admissions, so it is not our area of expertise. Graduate admissions should be able to give you more info!
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Majors offered at American University

Biggest majors
International Relations and National Security Studies
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Political Science and Government

Academics at American University

1220-1380
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Considered with application
27-31
ACT Score Range
1
36
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Selectivity
Selective (32% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for American University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
American University Students12%21%53%21%4%2%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%39%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
American University Students
20%
75%
Male
Female
< 5% Gender nonconforming
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