Admissions Information

The application fee is $70 for applying undergraduate school and $61 for graduate school at American University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$61
Admission Informationwww.american.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationwww.american.edu/admissions/apply/index.cfm
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1-Year Certificate, 2-Years Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 64.00% and the yield is 19.00%. 6,851 men and 12,799 women applied to American and 4,179 men and 8,447 women students were accepted. Among them, 794 men and 1,605 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants19,6506,85112,799
Admitted12,5764,1798,447
Enrolled2,3897941,605
Acceptance Rate 64.00%61.00%66.00%
Yield 19.00%19.00%19.00%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 672 students (28% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 424 students (18%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 730 and the 25th percentile is 660. The SAT Math score is 710 (75th) and 620 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 33 (75th percentile) and 29 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing660730
SAT Math620710
ACT Composite2933
ACT Math2631
ACT English2935
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at American University are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,277, ACT: 81 - private (not-for-profit) Research University (high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply American University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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American Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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