American University Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(3.74 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 162 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 13,198 (7,909 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 45% part-time, 55% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $27,898
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

American University is one of the few schools in the Washington DC area that offer a degree in Taxation. It is highly rated by the Big Four companies in the region so for career outlook, it is great. However, the classes offering are quite limited.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015

American University caught my eye when I was applying because of the location in the nation's capital but also because of how highly the current/previous students spoke about the program. So far as a student, the career center (KCCD) has been impressive with the events and career fairs and the events and guest speakers have been interesting and though provoking. The quality of professors and diversity and community among the business program is also inviting. I am glad that I chose to attend American U!
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

My program, International Communication, has really been amazing! The classes are super rigorous and competitive and the workload is kind of crazy, but I have learned so much. I have developed friendships with my colleagues and the staff have also been really supportive.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The Public Administration graduate program at American University is nationally ranked for the precise fact that the quality of education is among the best. There are no inherent cons with this program other than the workload in some classes is excessive.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The professors are great. I am in awe of everything they have accomplished! I feel so blessed to hear their personal advice. Its hard to make friends in the graduate program and housing is really expensive.....But the School of international service is amazing
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014

All of the faculty in the program had - for the most part - extensive experience in the field and were not just "academics". In every class we had guest speakers that were directly in the companies and positions that many of us will be applying for after graduation, and it was very helpful to have their input. At times the program seemed a little outdated in its focus but for the most part, the information was relevant and helpful. A lot of resources were available in terms of equipment and lab time. Unfortunately, any kind of student aid outside of loans was basically nonexistent for my field.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

It has it's ups and downs but a perfect match for me overall!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2010

My program was highly rewarding! The School of Education targets working professional teachers and provides pocket friendly tuition assistance programs to attract working teachers. The professors are excellent and each class was an engaging session in which everyone participated in discussions and group projects. The professors presented course content that is relevant and based on current research. When I applied for this program I was not looking for a very active campus social life as a graduate student, and its a good thing, because my school does not have a particularly lively graduate school social event calendar. While there maybe no parties for grad students, The School of Education does arrange regular speaking engagements featuring highly sought after authors and education researchers which are open to all students in the School of Education. Additionally, once I completed my program of study I officially gained access to the exciting alumni networking parties throughout the nation's capital which, in my opinion far exceed any on campus party. Overall, I would rate my graduate school education as competitive and exemplary for those seeking affordability, quality of courses, and access to a network of life-long learners.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Students in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program have similar interests as I do, which makes a great environment.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2013

An excellent program that teaches both the history of public administration and where it is going in the next several decades.
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