American University

The American University Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual ran the numbers to learn how diverse the standard college campus really is, including race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Read the The American University diversity report below.

The American University Student Population

How Many Students Attend American University?

The American University total enrollment is approximately 14,318 students.

8,207 are undergraduates and 2,997 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.

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The American University Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 4,214
International 1,327
Hispanic 944
Black or African American 537
Asian 513
Multi-Ethnic 349
Unknown 312
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5

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The American University Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 65% of full-time grad students are women, and 35% men.

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The American University Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,348
International 636
Black or African American 260
Hispanic 253
Unknown 233
Asian 147
Multi-Ethnic 114
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

The American University achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #123 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  123 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  96.53 out of 100
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This college ranks above average in overall diversity, which means there is high variety on campus in racial/ethnic diversity, ages, gender, and location.

How Does The American University Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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The American University is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Above Average when it Comes to Racial/Ethnic Diversity

29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

The American University is ranked 1,094 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  1094 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  71.15 out of 100
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High racial diversity in the student body means plenty of opportunities to interact with and learn from students with different backgrounds and cultures than you.

The American University Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 6,900
International 2,097
Hispanic 1,497
Black or African American 1,238
Unknown 1,154
Asian 827
Multi-Ethnic 579
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 8

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

American University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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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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Average Male/Female Ratio

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The American University ranks 2,107 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  2107 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  44.42 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 8,907 female students and 5,411 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

Top 1% in 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.

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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%.

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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

Footnotes

*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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