American University

Washington, DC

American University Reviews

Based on 40 Reviews
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC
College Review
Activities and GroupsA-
Career PreparationA-
FacilitiesA
Students and CultureA
A
Excellent
Study Areas, Degree Popularity

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.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American/united States Studies/civilization
5
Anthropology
16
7
0
7
Applied and Professional Ethics
0
Asian Studies/civilization
2
Clinical Psychology
10
Ethics
16
French Studies
7
German Studies
6
History, General
33
13
4
International and Intercultural Communication
13
International Relations and Affairs
435
325
2
7
Jewish/judaic Studies
0
Language Interpretation and Translation
24
Latin American Studies
11
9
0
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
63
0
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
1
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
44
0
Philosophy
10
10
Political Communication
19
Political Science and Government, General
148
13
32
0
Political Science and Government, Other
13
Psychology, General
68
15
Public Administration
131
0
9
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
2
Public Policy Analysis, General
59
1
Religion/religious Studies
4
Russian Studies
7
Social Sciences, Other
1
Sociology
18
5
1
Women's Studies
20
4
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American/u.s. Law/legal Studies/jurisprudence
39
6
Criminal Justice/safety Studies
42
48
0
Homeland Security
1
International Law and Legal Studies
104
Law
462
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
4
Legal Studies, General
31
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
41
56
1
Business Administration and Management, General
217
123
0
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
11
Development Economics and International Development
10
0
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
9
Economics, General
99
35
10
Economics, Other
2
Finance, General
17
37
International Business/trade/commerce
0
International Economics
5
3
Marketing/marketing Management, General
11
Real Estate
10
1
Taxation
34
1
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication and Media Studies, Other
11
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
0
Journalism
49
21
Mass Communication/media Studies
147
61
2
Public Relations/image Management
6
Recording Arts Technology/technician
16
7
1
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics, General
0
Arabic Language and Literature
3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
10
12
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
10
Creative Writing
13
Curriculum and Instruction
42
2
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
4
1
Education/teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
14
Elementary Education and Teaching
13
11
2
General Literature
27
8
International and Comparative Education
15
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies
0
4
Secondary Education and Teaching
4
20
3
Spanish Language and Literature
10
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
12
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General
21
Cinematography and Film/video Production
0
42
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
8
Film/cinema/video Studies
51
15
Fine/studio Arts, General
5
9
Graphic Design
11
Intermedia/multimedia
0
Music, General
7
Musical Theatre
10
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
5
Biology/biological Sciences, General
24
5
Biotechnology
2
Chemistry, General
5
2
Mathematics, General
15
2
Neuroscience
9
Physics, General
6
Statistics, General
8
11
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
0
Pre-Medicine/pre-Medical Studies
0
Public Health Education and Promotion
13
12
Public Health, General
55
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biotechnology
2
Environmental Science
7
4
0
Environmental Studies
12
18
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
14
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Private Loan Options
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at American University

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General
Economics, General
International Relations and Affairs
Mass Communication/media Studies
Public Administration
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor

*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.

School Accreditation Information
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
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
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
PhD International Economic Policy, Class of 2007
A great deal of international / policy related events
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nlursing, Class of 1982
I don't remember - I graduated 33 years ago.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Public Communication, Class of 1999
Again, much has changed in the 15 years since I attended.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Environmental Studies, Class of 2010
politics
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Poli Sci, Class of 1981
internships
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Law & Society, Class of 2010
frats/sororities, political groups
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Visual Media (BA), Class of 1995
Internship
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.A. , Class of 1993
Very diverse activities.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor/International Relations, Class of 1996
ibid.
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.
Rated January 2016
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?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
PhD International Economic Policy, Class of 2007
A career center
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nlursing, Class of 1982
I have no idea
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Public Communication, Class of 1999
Internships and partnerships with key organizations. They offer student support for career guidance, resume prep and placement.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Environmental Studies, Class of 2010
career center
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Poli Sci, Class of 1981
internships
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Law & Society, Class of 2010
career counselor, credit for internships, alumni network
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Visual Media (BA), Class of 1995
Many of the faculty worked in the field.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.A. , Class of 1993
Wide-ranging curriculum, great alumni network.
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.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.A. Sociology, Class of 2012
Career Center
Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
PhD International Economic Policy, Class of 2007
Very good
Rated January 2016
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.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Public Communication, Class of 1999
It's been 15 years, so it would be unfair for me to state.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Environmental Studies, Class of 2010
nice
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Poli Sci, Class of 1981
first class
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Law & Society, Class of 2010
updated, modern, mid-high quality
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Visual Media (BA), Class of 1995
Very nice facilities
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.A. , Class of 1993
Excellent facilities.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor/International Relations, Class of 1996
ditto.
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.
Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
PhD International Economic Policy, Class of 2007
Well meaning
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nlursing, Class of 1982
International, political, professional, urban,
Rated January 2016
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.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Environmental Studies, Class of 2010
political
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Poli Sci, Class of 1981
great
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Law & Society, Class of 2010
political, left-leaning, feminist, gay-friendly
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Visual Media (BA), Class of 1995
Liberal
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.A. , Class of 1993
Very diverse, students from around the world.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor/International Relations, Class of 1996
again, I was there 19 years ago.
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.
Rated January 2016