Overall Crime Rating at American University is About Average
The overall crime rating is based on reported crime on campus and in surrounding areas. Colleges with low amounts of reported crime are considered safer. American University earns an overall crime rating of C- when we compare reported on-campus, city, and regional crime against all other schools nationwide.
On Campus Crime Rating at American University is About Average
On-campus crime statistics reported by The American University carry the most importance in our overall estimation of campus crime. When all violations are totaled and weighed by both severity and the number of students at the school, The American University has average reported offenses.
Washington Crime Rating is Worse Than Most
American University is in Washington, DC. When compared with other towns and cities nationwide, Washington ranks far above average in overall crime, making it potentially unsafe and more likely students at The American University may fall victim to a crime when venturing off campus.
Regional Crime Rating Near Washington is Worse Than Average
Beyond Washington, other nearby towns and cities include Takoma Park, Mount Rainier, and Falls Church. Altogether, these locations have an overall above average amount of crime when compared to other areas nationwide, meaning the area could be somewhat unsafe.