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The American University Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
How diverse is American University? College Factual's <nil> diversity report reveals the truth about diversity at The American University. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

The American University Student Population

14,001 Total Students
7,453 Undergraduates
2,943 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend American University?

The American University total enrollment is approximately 14,001 students. 7,453 are undergraduates and 2,943 are graduate students.

The American University Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time The American University undergraduate population is made up of 62% women, and 38% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

The American University Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 3,788
International 1,134
Hispanic 888
Black or African American 578
Asian 497
Multi-Ethnic 327
Unknown 230
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 7

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The American University Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 63% of full-time grad students are women, and 37% men.


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The American University Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,398
International 520
Black or African American 286
Hispanic 267
Unknown 169
Asian 157
Multi-Ethnic 139
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2

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Racial/Ethnic Diversity

32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
High Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

The American University Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 6,763
International 1,813
Hispanic 1,528
Black or African American 1,409
Unknown 978
Asian 830
Multi-Ethnic 648
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 13

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

American University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 2,126
Black or African American 519
Asian 229
Multi-Ethnic 18
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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The American University Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
More Female Teachers
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 8,714 female students and 5,287 male students at The American University.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of The American University is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  96.15 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 1,795 female teachers and 1,662 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

96.86% Out of State
4.16% Out of the Country

The American University ranks 16 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

96.86% of The American University students come from out of state, and 4.16% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  99 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 44 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
New Jersey 176
New York 173
Pennsylvania 144
Massachusetts 127
California 126

International Students at The American University

Students from 134 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, Saudi Arabia, and India.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
50.78% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  77.22 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At The American University, 50.78% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
20-21 3,647
18-19 3,390
22-24 2,558
25-29 2,369
30-34 958
35 and over 906
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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