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American University is a Private not-for-profit school located in Washington, DC. American University has a total enrollment of 13,198 with a graduation rate of 81% and a student/faculty ratio of 12:1.

If SAT (scholastic aptitude test) scores are required for admission to this school, both the SAT range and the national SAT averages will be displayed above. The SAT range is a reflection of the range of SAT scores that are generally (but not always) required to attend the school. The national SAT average distribution graph shows the average SAT scores for every school in the country. The American University SAT range (if available) is highlighted in blue to give students a general idea of what their SAT scores would need to be to attend American University.

School information

School typeDegree granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Institutional categoryPrivate not-for-profit
Avg. price for students receiving grants$34,812
Avg. price for students living on campus$62,272
Avg. price for students living off campus$62,272


Total applicants16,735
Total admissions5,860
Admission rate35%
Application fee$70
Average staff salary$100,827

25th percentile score

SAT math560
SAT reading590
SAT writing570
ACT composite26

75th percentile score

SAT math650
SAT reading690
SAT writing670
ACT composite30

Both the SAT and ACT scores are used for college admissions and generally contain the same types of content. The SAT score is derived by combining two sections with a low of 400 to a maximum score of 1600. The two sections are 200 to 800 for SAT Math and 200 to 800 for SAT Reading. The ACT composite score is derived by combining English, Math, Reading and Science with a range from 1 to 36.

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