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American University

American University is a private D1 university located in Washington, DC. The tuition to attend is $40,649 and is the same for both in state and out of state students The average net cost to attend American University is $33,437 and 43% of students get in. There are roughly 6,829 students that attend American University.

More information on American University can be found by going to their academics page or their admissions page.

You can contact the Men's Wrestling Head Coach Teague Moore at 202-885-3066 moore@american.edu or by filling out the recruitment questionnaire.


The American University (AU or American) is a private coeducational research university in Washington, D.C., United States. Its main campus spans 90 acres near Ward Circle, a residential area in the northwest of the District. AU was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1893 at the urging of Methodist bishop John Fletcher Hurst, who sought to create an institution that would promote public service, internationalism, and pragmatic idealism. AU broke ground in 1902, opened in 1914, and admitted its first undergraduates in 1925. Although affiliated with the United Methodist Church, religious affiliation is not a criterion for admission. American University has eight schools and colleges: the School of International Service, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Communication, School of Professional and Extended Studies, School of Public Affairs, School of Education, and the Washington College of Law (WCL). It offers over 160 programs, including 71 bachelor's degrees, 87 master's degrees, and 10 doctoral degrees, plus J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D programs; individualized interdisciplinary programs are also available at the bachelor's level. AU's student body numbers over 13,000 and represents all 50 U.S. states and 141 countries; around a fifth of students are international. AU ranks among the 100 most selective universities in the country, with an admission rate of 29 percent. The middle 50 percent of its fall 2018 class had a 3.47-4.00 GPA, 1240-1390 SAT score, and 27-32 ACT score. The university is recognized as a second tier research institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and is ranked 78th nationally by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR). AU's schools are consistently ranked highly in national college rankings; the School of International Service is globally ranked eighth for graduate programs and ninth for undergraduate programs according to Foreign Policy, while the School of Public Affairs is ranked 19th in the nation according to USNWR. The Washington College of Law placed 80th overall in USNWR rankings, 13th in its LL.M. program, 47th in the 2012 "Top 70 Law Faculties in Scholarly Impact" index, and fourth in public interest.AU is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars, and was one of only seven institutions in 2017 with more than one Truman Scholar, with two recipients. As of 2017, AU ranked first in Boren Scholars and Fellows, second in Udall Scholars, and fourth in Presidential Management Fellows; in 2018, it had two Rhodes Scholarship finalists. Reflecting the school's founding emphasis on public and international service, 95 percent undergraduates participate in at least one internship, while 71 percent of students participate in study abroad, the ninth highest rate in the nation. Among medium sized schools, AU ranks second in the number of students serving in the Peace Corps and tenth for the most Teach for America volunteers. According to the Princeton Review, AU students are the first most politically active and run the seventh most active student government.