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Six months after graduation,

% of Graduates are now Working, Grad School, or Both

% of Graduates Participated in an Internship

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At American University, we pride ourselves on our academic flexibility. It only takes one application to apply for our six schools and colleges and our more than 60 undergraduate majors. Want to switch majors? Want to double major? Want to take classes across schools and disciplines? No problem, we've got you covered.

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Fall 2018 Admitted Student Profile

  • 3.47-4.00
    GPA Middle 50%
    (School reported)

  • 1240-1390
    SAT Middle 50%
    (Critical Reading and Math)

  • 27-32
    ACT Middle 50%

126 Countries Represented

I would not have had these opportunities if I was at another university.

As a sophomore, I interned at the Democratic National Committee. Without AU, this experience would not have been possible and I am extremely thankful. The past intern in my department was the President of AU College Democrats and our boss was also an AU Alum! While at the DNC, I had the privilege to meet President Obama, Secretary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Michelle Obama. I would not have had these opportunities if I was at another university.

I learned the implications of policy on the lives of DCPS students.

Over the summer of 2016, I worked on the School Strategy and Logistics Team in the Office of the Chancellor for DC Public Schools (DCPS). I worked on a pilot program that places operations leaders at the highest levels in school to streamline the many operations pieces. I analyzed data on the program success as it relates to school culture, aided in training and onboarding, and presented recommendations on how to address operations around the District.

Finding Treasures for a New Smithsonian

We found treasures for the collections you would never imagine.

Alum Lonnie Bunch is founding director of the Smithsonian's new Museum of African American History and Culture: "I would not be in this position if it wasn’t for AU. I was very fortunate to work with people like Alan Kraut, people who both challenged and nurtured me. And what AU did for me was help bring a sense of order and structure to somebody who just loved history and didn’t really know what you could do with it and how to use it."

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70­­ percent of undergraduate students participated in study abroad

145 programs in 39 countries + 8 SEA Semester

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70 percent of graduates receive need-based or merit-based aid

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