American University is a great option for active, engaged, students who love being DC insiders and want a pretty, contained campus near a major city.
American has seen a dramatic change in both admission and financial aid over the past several years.
The admission rate for regular decision in 2016 was 25% down from 35% in 2015 and 46% in 2014.
Admissions looks at the path students take within high school to see that they challenge themselves accordingly.
AU is test optional and approximately 20% of the applicants did not submit test scores which matched the number of admitted students who did not submit test scores (19%).
AU students understand the power of DC and are ready to jump into it. 87% of AU students have internships and 60% study abroad.