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American University: Admissions 2024, Fees, Acceptance Rate & Rankings

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Year of establishment
1893
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Campus size
90 acres
No. of campus
1
Scholarships available
5
Endowment value
USD 908 million
Scholarships granted
3980
Scholarship amount granted
USD 120 million
Application fees
USD 75
English proficiency test
Required
Accepted exams
SAT/ACT accepted
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Total faculty
898
Faculty/Student ratio
11
Total criminal offences
228
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UG Race

Others

74%

Hispanic

11%

Black

7%

Asian

6%

UG Student residence

Out of state

90%

In state

5%

Foreign

4%

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UG Number of Applicant

19510
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Overall Graduation Rate

0.79
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Q:   What is American University known for?

A: 

American University is internationally known for the following:

  • It is a student-centered research institution located in Washington, DC, with highly-ranked schools and colleges, with internationally-renowned faculty. 
  • Currently, American University has more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students that have enrolled internationally. 
  • American University welcomes international students from more than 50 states and 124 countries in the world. 
  • According to the US News Best National University Ranking 2022-23, American University has a ranking of #72. 
 

Q:   How much is the tuition fee of American University for International students?

A: 

The first year tuition fees for international students at American University are given in the table below:

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
BJMC (11 courses)
INR 23 L - INR 55 L
BBA (7 courses)
INR 44 L - INR 47 L
MS (14 courses)
INR 22 L - INR 53 L
MIM (11 courses)
INR 23 L - INR 55 L
MA (29 courses)
INR 22 L - INR 51 L
MA5 (32 courses)
INR 41 L - INR 47 L
BSc (13 courses)
INR 41 L - INR 47 L
MA4 (4 courses)
INR 28 L - INR 30 L
BJMC (4 courses)
INR 44 L
BJMC1 (5 courses)
INR 41 L - INR 47 L
 

Q:   Is American University hard to get in?

A: 

According to the US News and World Report, American University has an acceptance rate of around 41% making it moderately selective for admissions for international students. Some of the general requirements to be considered for admissions are given as follows:

 

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Q:   Does American University offer scholarships to international students?

A: 

International students at American University can apply for and receive awards for merit and scholarships from the university and more organisations to help them in financing their studies. Some of the scholarships and awards offered to international students are given as follows:

  • Merit Awards for International First-Year Students
  • Graduate Students Merit Awards
  • International Scholarships
  • Fellowship and Stipend
 

Q:   What is the deadline to apply for international scholarships at American University?

A: 

The application deadline for Tuition Exchange scholarships at American University are given as follows:

  • Early Decision 1 freshman applicants: Nov 15

  • Early Decision 2 freshman applicants: Jan 15

  • Regular Decision freshman applicants: Jan 15

 

Q:   Is there any scholarship available for international students at American University?

A: 

The American University offers a variety of scholarships to full-time international students. These scholarships are awarded based on merit, academic excellence, and the achievements of applicants. 

International students who wish to avail the scholarships provided by American University should apply for the Fall (August) semester instead of the Spring semester. The applicants must select the checkbox for scholarship aid in the application form. The scholarship award is communicated to the applicants along with their acceptance letter.

 Merit Awards for International First-Year Students

These are partial scholarships awarded to outstanding applicants who prove their expertise in academics, English proficiency, personal qualities, and community service. All the applicants who academically qualify for the university's scholarships are automatically considered eligible for part-time scholarships.

Graduate Students Merit Awards

International applicants of Masters and doctoral study programs may be offered a partial scholarship according to merit and language proficiency. These are partial scholarships available to only a handful of students.

International Scholarships

Some scholarships are exclusively available for international students. These may be offered by the government of their country, or by the university administration.

Fellowship and Stipend

Research-based Masters and doctoral courses offer applicants fellowship opportunities in return for their research service to the respective department. Some applicants may also apply for a stipend in exchange for teaching or research service.

*The university offers a variety of entrance scholarships to students demonstrating fund requirements. These may be specified according to the chosen programme or only available to international students. You can find additional details about this on the official website.

 

American University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 55 - 100
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Fall15ᵗʰ Jan - 1ˢᵗ May 2025
Spring1ˢᵗ Oct 2024 - 1ˢᵗ Oct 2025
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Q:   What are the admission deadlines for American University?

A: 

The application deadlines for First-Year Students at American University for Fall intake are given as follows:

EventDate 
Early DecisionNov 15, 2024
Early Decision IIJan 15, 2025
Regular DecisionJan 15, 2025

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Q:   When should I hear from American University?

A: 

American University announces the admission decisions in 45 to 60 days after the submission of the application. The eligible students are notified about their scholarships (if availed) with the offer letter that is sent via email. As a prerequisite to completing the offer, international students must complete a pre-visa assessment.

 

Q:   How do I apply for admission in American University?

A: 

You can follow these steps for admission at American University:

UG courses

To begin the application process, undergraduate international students must apply through the Coalition Application portal or the Common Application portal. Applicants need to fill out the respective form on the chosen portal and pay the fee as per the chosen program. Do note that only one of the portals should be used to submit an application.

PG courses

For graduate programs, international applicants must apply directly to the university through its online portal. Each graduate school has a separate portal for application. Visit the corresponding college website of your preferred area of study and apply to that specific course.  

Step 1: New users need to create an account on the portal: official website link

Step 2: Select your area of interest and your preferred term. Add the required details.

Step 3: Complete the application by adding all personal details and academic qualifications.

Step 4: Add the supplemental documents such as transcripts and SOP.

Lastly, verify the complete application and pay the requisite application fee.

 

American University Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MBA/PGDM(11 courses)
INR 23 L - 55 L
Duration11 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 100 & Above, GMAT
MIM(11 courses)
INR 23 L - 55 L
Duration11 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 100 & Above, GMAT
M.A.(29 courses)
INR 22 L - 51 L
Duration1 year-30 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, PTE: 68 & Above, TOEFL: 100 & Above
MS(14 courses)
INR 22 L - 53 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, PTE: 68 & Above, TOEFL: 100 & Above
B.A.(33 courses)
INR 46 L - 47 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 53 - 60, TOEFL: 80 - 85
B.Sc.(13 courses)
INR 46 L - 47 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 53 - 60, SAT
B.E. / B.Tech(5 courses)
INR 46 L - 47 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 53 - 60, TOEFL: 80 - 85
BBA(7 courses)
INR 46 L - 47 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 53 - 60, TOEFL: 80 & Above
LL.M.(2 courses)
INR 26 L
Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, PTE: 68 & Above
B.J.M.C.(4 courses)
INR 47 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 60 & Above
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Q:   What all documents are needed for application at American University?

A: 

For admission to American University, international applicants must provide the following documents as per their chosen programme or course. All records should be submitted in their original language and accompanied by notarized English translations if applicable.

For undergraduate courses:

 

For postgraduate courses:

 

Q:   What are the English Proficiency requirements for American University?

A: 

English Proficiency Scores for International Students

International candidates who do not belong to an English-speaking nation must display English language proficiency. The minimum score requirements are as follows:

English Proficiency Test 

For UG

For PG

PTE

60 or higher

68

IELTS 

6.5 or higher 

7.0

TOEFL

115

120

TOEFL

85

100

SAT Reading 

30 or higher 

N/A

ACT English

25 or higher

N/A 

Note: AU does not evaluate SAT or ACT scores for students graduating from secondary schools outside the United States. Some programs and courses may require higher scores or have different English requirements. Check the respective course pages for more details.

 

American University Job Outcomes

Top Recruiters

E&Y
Capital One
3M
Deloitte
Merrill Lynch
Amazon
Astra ZenecaLtd
KPMG
World Bank
pwc
Raytheon
DeloitteConsulting
Fannie Mae
booz allen hamilton
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Q:   Does American University offer placements to international students?

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American University has a Career Centre which helps in experiential education and focuses on building connections between students and the employers. The internship programme at the university offers the following:

  • It is a unique learning experience for aspiring professionals. 
  • It offers challenging assignments which will result in beneficial outcomes for the organisation and work samples or valuable experience for the interns
  • It helps in creating a positive environment during which the interns will test their classroom theories. 
  • Students will earn both academic credit as well as compensation for their internships. 
  • It also offers virtual and micro internships to students. 
 

Q:   What are some of the career services provided at the American University?

A: 

The Career Center at the American University provides various career support services such as Handshake portal, GoinGlobal, Big Interview, Alumnifire, resume and cover letter review, interview preparation, career fairs, etc. All these services help the students in improving their profile and gaining their desired internships and jobs.

 

Q:   What are the placement details of top courses at the American University in 2021?

A: 

In 2021, Accounting, Business Administration, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Economics, etc. were some of the top courses at the American University. As per the salary range,  Business Administration was a highly remunerative course with 74% students securing more than $60,000 annual salary. Some of the top recruiters for Business Administration course were Deloitte, G30 Project Ltd., KPMG, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, PWC, Verizon, SIWUN, etc.

 

Q:   What are the salary details for placements at the American University?

A: 

In the table given below you check the average salaries by job for the graduates:

Jobs

Average Salary

Executive Management & Change

USD 280,000

Financial Service

USD 170,000

IT Software & Development

USD 103,000

Programme & Project Management

USD 85,000

Consulting, Accounting & Professional Services

USD 80,000

Legal & Paralegal

USD 73,000

 

American University Rankings 2024

B++Overall University Grade
by Shiksha
Business EconomicsB+
#401
Business AnalyticsB
#50
PoliticsB++
#51
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Q:   What is the ranking of American University in the world?

A: 

According to the QS World Rankings 2024, American University has a ranking between #751-800. The comparative US News Global Rankings of American University and George Washington University are given as follows:

YearAmerican UniversityGeorge Washington University 
2019692255
2020692255
2021699258
2022653247
2023590271

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Q:   Which is better; American University or Florida International University?

A: 

The comparative US News and World Report Rankings of American University and Florida International University are given as follows:

YearAmerican UniversityFlorida International University
2019692417
2020692417
2021699419
2022653461
2023590468
 

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Q:   Which are the popular American University courses?

A: 

We have mentioned below the complete list of American University courses for international students:

Courses

MS (14 courses)

MFA (10 courses)

MBA/PGDM (1 course)

Others (26 courses)

B.A. (31 courses)

B.Sc. (12 courses)

LL.B. PG (3 courses)

MS1 / B.Tech (5 courses)

BBA (7 courses)

LL.M. (3 courses)

Others UG (3 courses)

MFA (4 courses)

B.J.M.C. (4 courses)

LL.B. (1 course)

MPA (1 course)

 

Q:   What is American University fees for international students?

A: 

We have below the American University fees for international students:

Courses

Duration

1st Year Tuition Fees

MS(14 courses)

1 year-2 years

INR 21.9 L - 52.7 L

MIM(10 courses)

11 months-2 years

INR 23.2 L - 47.9 L

MBA/PGDM(1 course)

21 months

INR 44.7 L

M.A.(26 courses)

1 year-30 months

INR 22.3 L - 51.2 L

B.A.(31 courses)

4 years

INR 44.1 L

B.Sc.(12 courses)

4 years

INR 40.8 L - 44.1 L

Others PG(3 courses)

1 year-2 years

INR 25.6 L - 46.5 L

B.E. / B.Tech(5 courses)

4 years

INR 41.1 L - 44.1 L

BBA(7 courses)

4 years

INR 40.3 L - 44.1 L

LL.M.(3 courses)

1 year-2 years

INR 25.6 L - 49.7 L

Others UG(3 courses)

4 years

INR 40.8 L - 44.1 L

MFA(4 courses)

2-3 years

INR 27.9 L

B.J.M.C.(4 courses)

4 years

INR 44.1 L

LL.B.(1 course)

4 years

INR 44.1 L

MPA(1 course)

2 years

INR 30.2 L

 

Q:   What is MBA fees in American University for international students?

A: 

American University is one of the best choice to study MBA programme as it offers quality education at an affordable tuition fees. The American University MBA fees is INR 44,71,033 for the first-year for international students. Below we have mentioned the complete first-year MBA fees in American University including other expenses:

Fees components

Amount

Tuition & fees

INR 44,71,033

Insurance

INR 1,64,581

Transportation

INR 1,43,728

Graduate Activity Fee

INR 4,985

Technology fee

INR 19,939

Sport Center Fee

INR 10,800

Personal Expenses

INR 1,20,466

Books and Supplies

INR 91,388

Metro U-Pass Fee

INR 22,598

Global Experience Project Fee

INR 2,32,624

Total

INR 52,82,142

Also read: Top 10 MBA Colleges in the US

 

Q:   What is International American University world ranking?

A: 

There is an decrease in the International American University world ranking in 2024. According to QS World University ranking 2024, the American University world ranking is 751-800, which is decline from 701-750 in 2023.

 
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