American University Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(3.73 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 161 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

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

This program has its finger on the pulse of the vibrating strategic communications/PR industry of Washington, DC. We start out with the most important basics, and then you have the option to focus on your particular segment of interest. The professors are incredibly knowledgeable and inspiring. The only con I can think of is that the workload is really heavy. Don't expect to have time for anything other than school!
4.25 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.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2016

As an MFA student at American University I have been continuously blown away by the level of peer and faculty support. Our small workshop courses provide valuable feedback in an encouraging, yet rigorous environment. My student peers have become great friends; we are a tight knit group on and off campus. The faculty is knowledgable and helpful. Our expectations within the community are high, but never unfair. I would readily recommend this program to anyone seeking a graduate degree in Creative Writing.
2.67 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!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

WCL is a first-class education, providing students with tools to succeed as lawyers. There are constantly events taking place and resources to encourage involvement. There also is an abundance of programs, internships and externships to participate in. The staff does a great job of communicating what WCL offers its students.
3.17 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.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: I feel like with this school I have had a glimpse of the environment and it seems like the staff cares. They have a good network that seems like that after school there is a light at the end of the tunnel. By providing a chance to all the graduate students to work in the field practically and get far by their skill set is amazing. Cons: would just be I wish that it was less expensive.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

The school has many opportunities for people to obtain hands on experience either from clinic or externship in the DMV area. There is also a collaborative environment where most people like to help others succeed. This aspect of the law school is what makes the school stand out and is also one of things I enjoy most about attending this law school.
3.83 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.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2017

Students of art history at American University have the advantage of easy accessibility to rich cultural resources in the surrounding area of Washington, DC. Reputable art museums such as the Phillips Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Kreeger Museum are a short metro ride away. American University also has it's own exquisite museum space that promotes the work of it's students. Furthermore, American University art history professors are some of the top scholars in their field ensuring students receive educations of the highest quality. One draw back is the affordability of housing in the surrounding area and the lack of financial funding available to students, which brings down the diversity of the student body over all.
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