American University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.96 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 24 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 12,818 (7,340 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 41% part-time, 59% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $26,350
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.89 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

All of my professors are experts in the field and have diverse research interests. Also, they have designated offices hours and are always willing to advise students. There are many resources available for professional development and networking opportunities. The workload is manageable, even for working graduate students. The class sizes are very small, which works well for in-class discussions. I wish the program was a little more diverse. Thankfully, the School of International Service has launched various initiatives to increase the diversity of the program. Also, Washington D.C. is very expensive, therefore rent is very high. However the quality of the program makes it all worth it.
3.46 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate program at American University is competitive and highly ranked, although it is almost as expensive as high ranked programs.
3.18 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

This program is a great program for people who want to work in the relatively small world of political communications. The connections to experts in the field and support in getting jobs are hands down the best thing about this program. The professors are mostly practical experts not ivory tower folks. They will teach you what you need to know to do the job and not get sidetracked too much on theory. The downsides of the program are the expense, the fact that many of your elective classes will have at least half undergraduates and the lack of financial aid.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my graduate program are: the diversity and deep knowledge of faculty, the coursework itself, the location in Washington DC, and the ability to network with students and others. The cons are: the program and cost of living in DC are quite expensive, some classes fill up quickly, and the weather in DC is terrible.
4.68 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

This is a phenomenal program in terms of academic support. Financial aid is a little lacking but it is graduate school. It comes with the territory. All the professors from the dean of the college down to adjunct professors are more than willing and supportive in assisting you. They are incredibly friendly and provide a lot of great advice. No question is insignificant. The career center routinely holds job fairs and assists with resumes and job searches. There is tutoring available. In a nutshell, the school goes out of its way to help you with your needs. And the workload from the classes is not unbearable.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

I am just starting out with American's new online IR degree, but so far the staff has been extremely helpful!
3.36 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

American University's School of International Service has a very challenging curriculum with educated professors.
3.79 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

American University has great fellowship and study abroad programs. However; campus life lacks comradery and campus activities.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

American University is a great grad school! The professors are super helpful, as well as fellow stupids. You have the benefits of being in a small college town, but you are minutes away from downtown Washington, DC.
4.64 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Amerucan University's School of International Service is preparing me for an incredible professional career. Their MA in IER has me considering applying to their PhD program as well. Incredible school.
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