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Prospective student financial aid

Phone: 202-885-6500

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Admissions Deadlines

Fall Semester

May 1
All Transfer Students
November 15
Freshman Early Decision
January 15
Freshman Early Decision 2
Freshman Regular Decision

Spring Semester

October 1
Freshman Regular Decision
International Transfer Students
November 1
U.S. Transfer Students

Summer Semester

April 1
U.S. Transfer Students

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Merit Scholarships and student loans

Click above for listings of opportunities, scholarships, fellowships, stipends, and loans for incoming graduate students. Funding is available at the beginning of your studies or during the course of your graduate education.

Active Military and Veterans

American University thanks you and your family for your service to our country. If you are using VA Education Benefits, served in the Armed Forces, or are a dependent/spouse of a service-member, we would like to extend our appreciation by offering you an application fee waiver when you apply.

Discover your future with AU

Six months after graduation,

% of Graduates are now Working, Grad School, or Both

% of Graduates Participated in an Internship

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American University Student Facts

Fall 2019 Admitted Student Profile

  • 3.52-4.06
    GPA Middle 50%
    (School reported)

  • 1260-1420
    SAT Middle 50%
    (Critical Reading and Math)

  • 28-32
    ACT Middle 50%

123 Countries Represented


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8,287 Undergraduates Students

150 plus Student-Run Organizations on Campus

23 Average Class Size

Take your education global

70­­ percent of undergraduate students participated in study abroad

145 programs in 39 countries + 8 SEA Semester

At AU, Affordability Matters

70 percent of graduates receive need-based or merit-based aid

Financial Aid

Prospective Freshmen

Nov. 15
Early Decision I
Jan. 15
Early Decision II
Jan. 15
Regular Decision

Prospective Transfer

May 1
All Transfer

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May 1
All Continuing

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