American University

Washington, DC

American University

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016-8001
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American University Review

A Excellent
4.275 Based on 10 Reviews
Career Preparation
A-
Students and Culture
A
Facilities
A
Activities and Groups
A-

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at American University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

2662 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/Black Studies
 
1
 
 
 
American/United States Studies/Civilization
 
7
 
 
 
Anthropology
 
14
9
0
2
Applied and Professional Ethics
 
 
 
0
 
Asian Studies/Civilization
 
2
 
0
 
Clinical Psychology
 
 
 
 
3
Ethics
 
 
18
 
 
European Studies/Civilization
 
 
 
2
 
French Studies
 
2
 
 
 
German Studies
 
4
 
 
 
History, General
 
36
21
 
6
International and Intercultural Communication
 
 
7
 
 
International Relations and Affairs
 
896
706
2
6
International/Global Studies
 
 
 
4
 
Jewish/Judaic Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Language Interpretation and Translation
 
 
 
35
 
Latin American Studies
 
2
0
0
 
Medical Anthropology
 
 
 
1
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
100
0
27
 
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
 
4
 
 
 
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
 
 
74
4
 
Philosophy
 
13
7
 
 
Political Communication
 
 
28
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
151
19
30
1
Political Science and Government, Other
 
 
 
7
 
Psychology, General
 
59
25
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
206
6
4
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
 
 
 
1
 
Public Policy Analysis, General
 
 
51
1
 
Religion/Religious Studies
 
10
 
 
 
Russian Studies
 
1
 
 
 
Social Sciences, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Sociology
 
19
5
1
 
Women's Studies
 
20
 
2
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

938 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
24
62
15
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
190
185
0
 
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
 
23
 
 
 
Business Statistics
 
 
1
 
 
Development Economics and International Development
 
 
6
0
 
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
 
2
 
 
 
Economics, General
 
93
48
 
16
Economics, Other
 
 
 
2
 
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
 
 
 
1
 
Finance, General
 
50
51
 
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
 
1
 
 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
 
 
 
5
 
International Economics
 
 
8
0
 
Management Science
 
 
95
11
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
 
20
 
 
Project Management
 
 
6
1
 
Real Estate
 
 
6
0
 
Taxation
 
 
16
0
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

369 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication and Media Studies, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Journalism
 
72
34
 
 
Mass Communication/Media Studies
 
28
86
 
3
Public Relations/Image Management
 
109
 
 
 
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
 
24
13
0
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

237 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics, General
 
3
 
 
 
Arabic Language and Literature
 
4
 
 
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
7
11
 
 
Art/Art Studies, General
 
 
0
 
 
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Creative Writing
 
 
22
 
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
 
5
0
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
 
 
15
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
48
 
0
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
8
10
 
 
General Literature
 
25
6
 
 
International and Comparative Education
 
 
25
 
 
Learning Sciences
 
 
0
2
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
0
0
 
 
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
8
7
1
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
4
 
 
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
 
14
0
 
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
 
4
0
0
 
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
7
1
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

207 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General
 
 
32
8
 
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
 
0
24
 
 
Dance, General
 
5
 
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
12
 
 
 
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
 
53
20
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
10
9
 
 
Game and Interactive Media Design
 
 
6
1
 
Graphic Design
 
9
 
 
 
Music, General
 
8
 
 
 
Musical Theatre
 
10
 
 
 

149 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
 
 
40
0
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
 
9
 
 
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
 
 
 
0
 
Public Health Education and Promotion
 
11
15
 
 
Public Health, General
 
74
 
 
 

103 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
 
10
 
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
16
9
 
 
Biostatistics
 
 
2
0
 
Biotechnology
 
 
5
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
1
2
 
 
Computational Science
 
0
 
 
 
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
 
 
 
5
 
Mathematics, General
 
10
0
 
 
Neuroscience
 
15
 
 
4
Physics, General
 
6
 
 
 
Statistics, General
 
5
10
3
 

59 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biotechnology
 
 
5
 
 
Environmental Science
 
12
6
0
 
Environmental Studies
 
13
23
 
 

17 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
 
17
 
 
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at American University.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
 
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
 
 
Economics, General
 
 
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
 
 
 
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
 
 
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
 
 
 
Homeland Security
 
 
 
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
 
 
 
International Relations and Affairs
 
 
 
 
Learning Sciences
 
 
 
Management Science
 
 
 
 
Mass Communication/Media Studies
 
 
 
 
Medical Anthropology
 
 
 
 
Project Management
 
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
 
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Specialized Institution Accreditations
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPB) ? Baccalaureate only level programs offered outside a school of public health
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A- Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

4.1 Based on 10 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Public Communication, Class of 1999

    Internships and partnerships with key organizations. They offer student support for career guidance, resume prep and placement.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Law & Society, Class of 2010

    career counselor, credit for internships, alumni network

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Visual Media (BA), Class of 1995

    Many of the faculty worked in the field.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.A. , Class of 1993

    Wide-ranging curriculum, great alumni network.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelor/International Relations, Class of 1996

    n/a - these questions are poorly framed. I graduated 19 years ago, so asking these questions in the present tense just confuses this.

    4 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.5 Based on 10 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Public Communication, Class of 1999

    Ambitious, politically oriented students who are excited to be in the nation's capital and anticipate an ability to make significant change in our society. Smart, dedicated student body, actively engaged in current events and international affairs.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.A. , Class of 1993

    Very diverse, students from around the world.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelor/International Relations, Class of 1996

    again, I was there 19 years ago.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.A. Sociology, Class of 2012

    AU is very competitive and demands a strong commitment to community service and global citizenship. Most students are very committed to this mentality during their time at AU.

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.3 Based on 10 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Nlursing, Class of 1982

    At the time, they were fairly up to date. However, that was years ago. I have not been a student for a long time.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Public Communication, Class of 1999

    It's been 15 years, so it would be unfair for me to state.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.A. Sociology, Class of 2012

    AU dorms are well maintained and comfortable to live in. My dorm was particularly nice during my studies as it was renovated right before my freshman year. The dining hall has many options for all different kinds of dietary habits (vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher, etc.). Most classrooms are well equipped for courses, but I did find that several were lacking in technology integration while I was there (ex. Smart Boards, decent projectors, etc.). The campus is extraordinarily beautiful and is a designated arboretum.

    5 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4.2 Based on 10 Reviews
  • Alumni
    PhD International Economic Policy, Class of 2007

    A great deal of international / policy related events

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Nlursing, Class of 1982

    I don't remember - I graduated 33 years ago.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Public Communication, Class of 1999

    Again, much has changed in the 15 years since I attended.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.A. Sociology, Class of 2012

    AU has a strong culture of community service and social justice. Many students take part in national days of community service and Alternative Breaks. Additionally, AU emphasizes the importance of experiencing the culture of DC, so most students also have at least one or two high-profile internships during their time in Washington.

    5 Rated January 2016
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