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Compare American University’s Scorecard to Other Colleges

Review The American University’s educational quality, value, diversity and more. How does American University compare to other colleges nationally, regionally, and in the state?

Value for your Money
NationwideLowD1,023 of 1,472
Region (Middle Atlantic)GoodB+183 of 690
State (District of Columbia)PoorF+6 of 7
Student Body Caliber
Admissions Selectivity36.1%A+176 of 3,678
Average Combined Old SAT Score (Math & Reading)1,300A137 of 1,217
Average Combined New SAT Score1360A137 of 1,217
Educational Resources
Student to Faculty Ratio12 : 1B1,105 of 3,794
Percentage of Full-Time Teachers54.0%B-1,491 of 4,040
Average Faculty Compensation$8,597B+538 of 2,371
Expenditures per Student$15,365A-452 of 2,572
Degree Completion
Freshman Retention Rate88.0%A368 of 3,392
Graduation Rate78.8%A328 of 3,271
Graduation Rate BoostAs ExpectedC-1,251 of 2,108
Post Graduation Earnings
Average Following Graduation
Boost Following Graduation
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Student Loan Default Rate
Ethnic DiversityGoodB+1,072 of 3,732
Male to Female DiversityGoodB1,813 of 3,732
Geographic DiversityBestA+52 of 3,452

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