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  • West Point is a Public and American University is a Private (not-for-profit) school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • It is harder to admit to West Point than American University.
  • American University has higher submitted SAT score (1,270) than West Point (1,270).
  • West Point has higher submitted ACT score (89) than American University (86).
  • American University has more students with 14,311 students while West Point has 4,589 students.
  • American University has more full-time faculties with 822 faculties while West Point has 269 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - United States Military Academy and American University.
West Pointvs.American University
West Point, New YorkLocationWashington, District of Columbia
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Bachelor's degreeHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Baccalaureate College - Arts & SciencesCarnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
In-State$0
Out-Of-State$0
Tuition & Fees$49,889
-% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)56% ($26,636)
-Average Amount of Financial Aid$26,636
9.56 %Acceptance Rates29.40 %
97.58 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.47 %
1,270SAT Score1,300
89ACT Score86
85 %Graduation Rate79 %
4 %Transfer-out Rate-
97 %Retention Rate88 %
4,589Student Population14,311
269Number of Faculties822
7 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio12 to 1
Study AbroadSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, On-campus daycare

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