29 percent of applicants to American University were admitted for fall 2017

At American University, 98 percent of undergraduate students are traditional students - age 24 or younger - and 62 percent are female, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The four-year private not-for-profit institution in Washington enrolled 13,858 students in fall 2017, including 8,123 in undergraduate and 5,735 in graduate programs, data shows. 2.2 percent of undergraduates transferred from another college or university.

1 percent of undergraduates are residents of District of Columbia, and 93 percent are residents of other states. 4 percent are citizens of foreign countries.

The undergraduate student body is comprised mostly of students who identify as white (54 percent) and Hispanic or Latino (13 percent).

The school admitted 29 percent of the 18,699 students who applied for fall 2017. Of those who were admitted, 32 percent enrolled.

American University admission
Total admitted applicants and enrolled students are estimates.
Total
Male
Female
Applicants
18,699
37.1%
62.9%
Admitted applicants
5,423
28%
30%
Enrolled
1,735
34%
32%

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