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

3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: You have flexibility to pursue your areas of interest and modify your program to meet your professional needs. Open and available faculty. Overall good academic environment, great networking opportunities & support of research. Cons: Expensive area to live.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Cons: Tuition is very expensive in comparision with its ranking and large class sections.The cost will exceed $250,000. I took a gamble on choosing WCL and hopefully it will pay off. I'm only in my first semester of 1L, so it's too early to access career services. The ultimate test will be obtaining employment upon graduation to pay for the high student loans. Pros: The one thing that sold me on the law school is being in DC. I am interested in working for the federal government. Perhaps the most striking thing about WCL for me is its supportive environment. I also feel that the campus is liberal, which is a plus for me.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

It's a small program that is only getting better. I made a great choice!
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2012

Great people. Small program where everyone knows everyone. Cons: not many recruiters because Kogod has small MBA program, MBA program not ranked which makes it tougher to compete with other schools
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Quality of MBA program, MBA experience Cons: Support for extracurricular clubs (club council) needs improvements.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

The School of Public Affairs has a Graduate Gateway Program to aide students with both Graduate School and a career path. This is a good program because it provides students with an internship in which has the potential to lead to a full time position. The professors actively seeks to help students in a seminar and one-on-one sessions. The negative side to this program is it does not accept FAFSA so students are forced to seek out private loans or third party scholarships to fund the cost of tuition and housing.
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

Very Support Staff. Interactive Classes. Area is safe, student body friendly. A bit secluded from city social life, but close to public transportation. Program offers flexibility in structure degree ( International Development) to have more specialized and reflective of your interests.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

Very good university. The School of International Service has great faculty. I cannot think of any cons.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

Pro:Great location and access to network. Con: Very Expensive location
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

Lots of networking with relevant, upcoming and highly recognized published writers, publishers, academics and lecturers. Nice links with local DC writing scene. Could be more diverse, but they definitely seem to be interested this year in recruiting interested international and minority students.
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