Is The American University a Good School for the Money?
American University Value Report
What is a The American University degree worth? College Factual's value analysis compares The American University with other schools of similar quality to see if it's priced fairly.
Below Average Value Nationwide
American University is ranked #1,989 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.
Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe American University is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)
Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores
|School||Total Price||Value Grade|
*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.
We're Looking at a Total Cost of $222,147 for a The American University Degree
On average, a bachelor's degree from The American University will cost you about $222,147. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $54,851 and a typical 4.05 years to graduate.
|Average Yearly Cost||$54,851|
|Average Years to Graduate||4.05|
|Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree||$222,147|
Many Factors Affect Net Price
Depending on your personal circumstances, your net price may be well below the average The American University net price, which could make this school a better value. You may quality for more financial aid, or be able to complete your degree faster than average. Get more details on The American University cost.
Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?
Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.
Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at The American University.
|Nationwide Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$280,932||#0||F|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$170,019||#2,101||F|
|In-State Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$280,932||#
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$170,019||#
Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of District of Columbia.
About 74% of The American University students receive financial aid. Get more details on what The American University financial aid you may qualify for.
How to Finance The Gap
How to Calculate Value
College Factual calculates value by calculating average The American University cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.
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