The institution is a highly selective selective school. The institution receives about 20,000 applications annually. The overall acceptance rate tends to be around 39 percent which is equal about 7,810 students who were successful in the admission process of the institution. However, when the semester starts, only about 1,640 or 21 percent of the applicants who received the letter of acceptance from American University choose to register. The ratio of the applicants who submitted their applications is 35% and 64% for males and females respectively. However, of the first-year students enrolled, 66% were typically women and 33% were men. First-year students are asked to submit their ACT or SAT scores to American University when filling out the application. Most often, accepted students have test scores in the range of 27 - 32 for ACT or 1,220 - 1,390 for SAT. This school also allows submissions of Advanced Placement (AP) credits and Dual enrollment. American University’s undergraduate application fee is $75. To apply at American University, you are required to present these documents: Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations, Secondary school GPA, and a Secondary school record. The institution highly suggests that students have Formal demonstration of competencies.

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Student ACT Scores

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75th %



Student SAT Scores

25th %
75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2020 Admissions Cycle
Applications
20,036
Male 7,125
Female 12,911

 

Acceptance
7,814
Male 2,641
Female 5,173

 

Enrollment Total
1,640
Male 554
Female 1,086


Acceptance Rate
39%
Male
37.1%
Female
40.1%

 

Yield
21%
Male
21%
Female
21%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$75


Graduate

$65



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits
  • Dual enrollment

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Recommendations
    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school record
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


    Recommended

    Formal demonstration of competencies

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