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 Year Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 38.65% and the yield is 20.75%. 7,125 men and 12,911 women applied to American University and 2,627 men and 5,117 women students were accepted. Among them, 546 men and 1,061 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants20,0367,12512,911
Admitted7,7442,6275,117
Enrolled1,6075461,061
Acceptance Rate 38.65%36.87%39.63%
Yield 20.75%20.78%20.73%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 800 students (50% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 494 students (31%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 710 and the 25th percentile is 630. The SAT Math score is 680 (75th) and 590 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 32 (75th percentile) and 27 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing630710
SAT Math590680
ACT Composite2732
ACT Math2429
ACT English2834
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at American University are relatively high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,273, ACT: 80 - 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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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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