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

1.75 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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
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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.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: - Great location, the fact that the school is located in DC provides a lot of great opportunities. - School is in safe and good neighborhood -Great clinical programs - Professors are very friendly and reachable. Cons: - Career service not very helpful in providing career opportunities/permanent job opportunities other than externships, etc. - Not many networking events with industry professionals and alumni.
1.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2013

some professors are really wonderful, others are selfish, petty, and ineffective. gunners are bad, but gunners at a non-ivy law school are especially obnoxious because most of them are still stupid and don't know what they're talking about when they raise their hands 20 times every class. also, this school is not good for people who have taken some time off between undergrad and law school. almost everyone is straight or 1 year out of undergrad, making it hard to make friends if you're not into drinking and hooking up every night. sections become disgustingly incestuous.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

AU's MPP group has definitely impressed me. They are very hands on. I gave it a pretty poor rating on financial aid because I went to their financial aid office recently to ask them for resources for financial aid and they basically told me that they had none. I know that a lot of school have at least a list of outside places for scholarships. Also, the Washington, DC area is very expensive but the school and the program are pretty good.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Great school for grad school! They do a really great job of integrating classroom learning with contemporary issues. The professors really care about their students, and challenge them to learn more and do more. Expensive school, and not much financial aid.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

One of the best Taxation programs in the Country. The program offers lots of useful insight on the area. All professor are currently practicing partners in their field of teaching, and all are very successful.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

The post-bacc premed program at American is great for actually learning the material and getting good grades to boost your GPA. I can't speak on it any more than that though. The program is a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for.
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