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American University

American University (AU) is a student-centered research university defined by its global outlook, practical idealism, and passion for public service. Located in Washington, DC, AU is home to engaged citizens, world-renowned faculty, influential practitioners, and thought leaders. AU enrolls more than 14,000 students who choose a personalized curriculum of experiential learning and theoretical study in classes taught by award-winning scholars and researchers, policymakers, authors, artists, filmmakers, lawyers, scientists, and journalists. The university features eight schools and colleges, and offers over 80 bachelor’s degrees, 99 master’s degrees, 11 doctoral degrees, 13 law degrees, and more than 100 certificate programs.

Military Friendly Rating

We rate how Military Friendly an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The rating below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly.

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

69.69

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

69.69

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

51.28

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

6.92

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

52.71

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

45.94

Why you should attend?

American University (AU) is dedicated to cultivating an environment where military-affiliated students thrive, academically and socially, as they complete their educational objectives. AU offers a range of programs and resources including AU's Veteran Services Office helping students with benefits and work-study opportunities, a Director of Military-Affiliated Student Support & Special Initiatives within the Office of Campus Life, our Veterans Liaison Network, a Veterans Lounge, participation in the Yellow Ribbon program, and the student-run AU Vets. Additionally, students can choose from a variety of online master's and certificate programs, a host of online undergraduate and graduate courses, and specialized career services.

Top Degrees

Business Administration & Management, General
Communications, General
Computer Science
Criminalistics & Criminal Science
Environmental Science
Finance, General
Law
Psychology
Statistics, General
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A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Tuition & Institution Information

Undergraduate
In State Out of State
Tuition $50,542 $50,542
Fees $819 $819
Room $10,096 $10,096
Board $4,884 $4,884
Books $800 $800
Other Expenses $1,009 $1,009
Totals $68,150 $68,150
Graduate
In State Out of State
Tuition $34,533 $34,533
Fees $991 $991
Room $0 $0
Board $0 $0
Books $0 $0
Other Expenses $0 $0
Totals $35,524 $35,524