American University

American University Ranking

country rank: 104
world rank: 201

University Overview

American University ranking, established in 1893, is a non-profit private higher education institution based in the suburbs of Washington, District of Columbia (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). American University (AU) ranking is a massive (Topuniversitieslist registration range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational US higher education college officially associated with the Christian-Methodist faith. It is approved by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In a variety of fields of research, American University (AU) provides courses and programmes that contribute to formally recognised higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. credentials, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees. For further details, see the degree levels and areas of research matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 127-year-old American university has a preferential enrollment process focused on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and grades. The enrollment rate for this US higher education institution is 30-40%, rendering it a very selective institution. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. AU also offers a library, accommodation, athletic equipment, financial assistance and/or grants, study abroad and exchange schemes, online classes and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services to students.

American University Ranking

University Identity

Name American University
Acronym AU
Founded 1893
Motto Pro Deo et Patria For God and Country
Colours Blue and red

University Location

Address 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington 20016-8001 District of Columbia United States
Tel +1 (202) 885 1000
Fax +1

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington 20016-8001 (202) 885 6000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation United Methodist Church - www.gbhem.org

Facilities and Services

Library Yes American University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 798,418 physical volumes, 64,481 physical media, 115,610 digital/electronic medium and 591 licensed digital/electronic databases. American University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes American University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 4,682 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

National Association of Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Association of American Law Schools (AALS) National Athletic Association (NAA) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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