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Can I get into American University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,860 out of 16,735 applicants or 35% were admitted making American University a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||33%||30%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to American University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that American University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 26 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to American University.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1230 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1140. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. 60 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>48%|
|28 to 30||Avg +||35%-48%|
|26 to 28||Avg -||24%-35%|
|24 to 26||Reach||16%-24%|
|Less than 24||Low||<16%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1410 and Above||Good||>48%|
|1320 to 1410||Avg +||35%-48%|
|1230 to 1320||Avg -||24%-35%|
|1140 to 1230||Reach||16%-24%|
|Less than 1140||Low||<16%|
American University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to American University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=131159 IPEDS survey data for American University.