Based on the EDUopinions rankings, the American University rating is 3.8. If you want to know more about this school, read the student reviews on our website.
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The teachers at AU are all excellent, and the academic experience there is highly gratifying. The lectures are also of a high caliber, and the professors are always available for assistance, even after office hours. Beautiful facilities complement a welcoming and inclusive culture at the school. The school’s political climate and some of its students’ extremely extreme positions are the only drawbacks I will mention.View more
The quality of instruction and professors this school offers, in my first-year experience, is one of its best features. My biggest gripe is that there is only one, the cafeteria and the food is frequently bland and lacks nutrition. The campus is peaceful to sayView more
The small class sizes are to my liking. Particularly in the spring, the campus is stunning. When the weather is nice, you can see students gathered on the campus lawn in a hive of activities. Accomodations are just average in my opinion. Every teacher I’ve encountered is friendly and enthusiastic about their subject matter.View more
The quality of the lectures were great and the professors were always available to help even outside office hours. The facilities are gorgeous and the culture at the school is very inclusive and open to all people. The only con I will highlight about the school is that it’s very political and some students are highly extreme in their position.View more
More than anything, I would highlight the location aspects of American University. You will always find something interesting to do in DC, and the career opportunities are endless. Additionally, the academic experience at AU is very rewarding, and the professors are all great, especially if you are in the international relations/political science programs! I would say that a potential downside is that you aren’t right in the center of DC but rather closer to the suburbs, so it’s not as easy to get around as if maybe you were to go to GW or Georgetown. The athletics presence is also not very high, so don’t count on the school for crowded games or tailgates. If you’re looking for a place where students care more about student government elections than the D1 athletics program, come to AU! Other than that, if you’re looking for more of a traditional college scene, AU may not be for you. The school appeals to a specific type of student. One that is politically active, looking for a small, compact campus, and not a huge social scene. That being said, there is certainly somewhat of a nightlife scene if you are looking for it, and the campus is also incredibly gorgeous.View more