American University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.74 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 13,346 (7,900 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 43% part-time, 57% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $30,246
Source: NCES

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4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

This graduate program is great. I have not been there long, but both professors I have had have been very open to questions. The professors want us to succeed and do everything in their power to make sure we understand the material. The location is another plus. Located in Washington DC it is just a Metro ride away from all the local attractions, and internship/job abilities.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2015

It's very expensive to attend this school, but it's inspiring to be across the street of the Eiffel Tower while studying.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2013

I've absolutely enjoyed my time as an American University graduate student. The Washington, DC, community and all its resources surround you and are at your disposal, and AU works hard to get you integrated into that community. The campus is the suburban environment I have enjoyed my whole life, with easy access to one of the world's great cities. And with that comes an exposure to a huge diversity of culture and people from all walks of life and all over the globe.
2.33 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

The program consists of 36 students who will be graduating in may of 2014. Being a business major during undergrad the program seems easy just time consuming due to all the projects. Many students appear not to have a good grasp on finance or accounting skills but seem to come from more of a liberal arts background. The career center is hit or miss but the people are nice. The professors make themselves available outside of class and are willing to provide any assistance needed. I just wish the program was larger.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

To me, the Kogod MBA means academic excellence with a different perspective on collaboration. As a student, faculty is readily available to answer questions or help with networking opportunities and class size promotes active participation and interesting debates. MBA candidates rapidly understand that teams are not only peers who share a common academic goal, but a close network of colleagues who come from a wide array of backgrounds and are always willing to enrich your individual experience that much more.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2014

The graduate program within the Arts and Sciences College within American University is great for anyone intersted in attending the Sociology program. The professors have done a variety of research and are a wealth of information.
1.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2012

In the past American University may have been a good experience, but the legal market is in utter collapse, leaving myself and most of my classmates without jobs after graduation. Further, many of us were unable to participate in many of the school's programs that were normally available to all students because the administration has raised class size each year without raising capacity in order to build a new campus. Given the dropping numbers of applicants, this might not have been a smart move.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2015

AU DC is conveniently located within DC making it an ideal choice for those wishing to study nearby an urban environment. The AU campus is gorgeous and lively with student-faculty-staff interaction. The University is known for its Public Affairs programs; several world renowned thought leaders teach there and are readily accessible to students; most manage/direct major aspects of the myriad of academic programs. The student population is delightfully diverse with most nationalities, ethnicities, religious persuasions and both genders well represented. Academics are reasonably challenging...professors are more than willing to be available to help and ensure that every one who enrolls, completes and graduates. The Library is nicely appointed and is constantly undergoing upgrades. Most buildings on campus have experienced an internal and/or external facelift over the past 10 years. Bottom line -- American University is a fantastic institution of higher learning and wholeheartedly recommended for both graduate and undergraduate study.
2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2014

Graduate school at American University is extremely rewarding. Attending a school with such resources was a wonderful decision. Studying international affairs in one of the most influential cities in the world has many benefits. The network provided by alumni and other students is unparalleled. The major downside is the cost of attendance and the cost of living.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

Great school. Location is DC is amazing for great semester jobs. The career center is very accessible and does a lot to help students. Many have been very successful using the career center, even with the difficult state of the legal field. Professors are the best part of the school. They are are very accessible, and incredibly intelligent. They are always willing to meet out of class to discuss doctrinal concepts, to oversee a paper or moot court you are working on, or to offer general advice.
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