American University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

American University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of American University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about American University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

Admissions Stats

Fall 2018 Selectivity

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2018 acceptance rate 43%
Early decision acceptance rate 73%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 42%

Fall 2018 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 16,924
Female applicants 10,095
Male applicants 6,829
Applicants accepted 7,357
Female applicants accepted 4,530
Male applicants accepted 2,827
Freshman enrollment 1,502
Female freshman enrollment 914
Male freshman enrollment 588
Early decision applicants 565
Early decision applicants accepted 415
Early decision applicants enrolled 380
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 25%

Fall 2018 Wait List

School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 1,277
Students accepting place on wait list 277
Students accepted from wait list 0

Fall 2018 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 43%

Fall 2018 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.8
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2018 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 79%
SAT Critical Reading average score 650
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 590-710
SAT Math average score 625
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 580-680
SAT Writing average score 637
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 580-690
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2018 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 50%
Average ACT Composite score 28
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 27-31
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 26-33
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 25-30