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

4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

I love my program so much it is very engaging and challenging. The professors are so easily accessible and for an international student this is very important. I am very blessed to be in that school.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2015

American University is in a diverse area in the political center of our country. This allows students to fully apply their degree progress to their careers.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

I am currently enrolled as a graduate student at American University. I am working toward a masters degree in film and video. Overall I would rate the experience very high. The pros of the program are numerous and can be very helpful to someone looking for a career in the communications field. First American University has one of the top communications programs in the country, and especially on the East Coast. Secondly there are so many resources afforded to you by the university. There is always equipment available, computers with the latest software, and knowledgeable professors. Finally American is located in Washington D.C. which provides students with so many opportunities for get real world experience. There are some drawbacks to the program. Like most universities or really anything in life the experience is what you make of it. While classes are relatively small, it is still possible to be lost in the numbers if you do not assert yourself. Also expenses can become a factor. The tuition is not cheap and all those amenities and equipment come from somewhere. Sometimes you can get the feeling from professors and some students that you should have nothing else going in life. That there should be no work, no family, but still have infinite funds to do all these projects and trips.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: ESL
Graduation Year: 2015

The subject material is interesting, and I have learned a lot in my classes. One con, though, is that the MAT in ESOL students are grouped with the MA in TESOL students, and as a MAT student, some of the subject material that I learn is not always relevant or detailed enough to use in my classroom.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros- diversity of material, networking, academic support Cons- lack of cultural diversity, price, lack of PhD program
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2016

American University is a fantastic educational institution.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016

This fall I will be starting my master's degree at American University. After visiting the campus and meeting with the professors and current students I knew I made the right choice. The faculty, staff and current students did not shy away from the level of difficulty the program would be but they were incredibly supportive and reassured me that this was the best decision I could have for my career!
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

American University is a great grad school! The professors are super helpful, as well as fellow stupids. You have the benefits of being in a small college town, but you are minutes away from downtown Washington, DC.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2008

The School of International Service was an exceptional program. I was able to have internships at an embassy, with international development organizations, and even found an international internship through the school’s listserv. The cost of the program is quite high and the scholarships are few and far between, but the overall experience was extraordinarily positive and if I had to do it all again I would still choose this challenging and rewarding program.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

A great program for those looking to get into the Health Promotion and Management field.
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