American University

Women's D1 Coach: Jenna Petrucelli
8 / 10
8,123 Undergrads / 13,858 Students
10 / 10
$32,732 Net Price
10 / 10
29% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Patriot League

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
76% / 79%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Team Road Trips

Most games are scheduled in the Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania area. The team also travels to New York and Massachusetts, as well as nearby Washington D.C. The team typically plays in a neutral site during preseason, often at Georgetown. Other trips have included Boston, MA and Hamilton, NY.

Recruit Commits
Emma Fiore Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School Chalfont, PA Att, Mid
Helena Morrison Manasquan High School Manasquan, NJ Goal
Regan Hakes Mendham High School Mendham, NJ Att, Mid
Sadie Herman Bridgewater Raritan Bridgewater, NJ Mid, Def
Sydney Wender Mamaroneck Larchmont, NY Mid
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
Events By American University Coaches
Sep 23 '18
Washington, DC
Women's 13-18
Sep 15 '19
Washington, DC
Women's 13-18
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Where Grads Live
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Baltimore Maryland Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Where Grads Work
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Deloitte
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • The World Bank
  • IBM
  • US Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • US Army
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • PwC
  • United States Department of Defense
  • District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS)
  • George Washington University
  • US Government Accountability Office
What Grads Do
  • Media and Communication
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research
  • Sales
  • Consulting
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Legal
  • Program and Project Management
  • Administrative
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Community and Social Services
  • Human Resources
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Niche Grades
Student Life
Test Scores
Critical Reading
590 - 690
570 - 660
1250 - 1430
26 - 33
24 - 28
15 - 18

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 580 - 670 for SAT; 8 - 10 for ACT

SAT Math
SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 18,699 6,932 11,767
% Admitted 29% 28% 30%
% Admits That Enroll 32% 34% 32%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.66
  • Accepted
  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
    Recommended Rec.
    High School GPA
    High School Rank
    High School Transcript
    College Prep Classes
    Demonstrate Competencies
    Admission Test Scores
    Other Tests (Wonderlic, etc.)
    TOEFL (English proficiency)
    Admissions Office
    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Social Sciences (38%)
    Business (17%)
    Communication & Journalism (9%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (6%)
    Interdisciplinary Studies (5%)
    Psychology (4%)
    Health Professions (4%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement (2%)
    History (2%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (2%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (2%)
    English Language & Literature (1%)
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies (1%)
    Legal Professions (1%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (1%)
    Education (1%)
    Natural Resources & Conservation (1%)
    Philosophy & Religious Studies (1%)
    Communication Technology (1%)
    Foreign Languages
    Liberal Arts & Sciences
    Physical Sciences
    Athlete Graduation Rate
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$46,615
    Books & Supplies$800
    Cost of Living$15,898
    Personal Expenses$921
    Sticker Price$64,234

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    79% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship63%$29,412
    Federal Grants19%$4,474
    Pell Grants19%$4,448
    Other Federal0%$2,000
    State & Local Grants2%$809
    Institutional Grants62%$28,559
    Student Loans56%$8,375
    Federal Loans55%$5,593
    Other Loans7%$23,837

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $622 Million $44,884

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $23,250.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $19,926 $247

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 1.9%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 2,594 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $61,000

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 4.96 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 76% of students graduate on time.

    Events Attending
    Trackable Events
    IWLCA Presidents Cup
    Nov 16-18 '18
    FL: Kissimmee
    IWLCA Capital Cup
    Jul 20-22 '18
    VA: Midlothian
    maybe attending; confirmed attending.
    Team Social
    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 15 14
    Fondling 5 5
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 1 -
    Aggravated Assault 6 3
    Burglary 13 7
    Motor Vehicle Theft - -
    Arson 1 1

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionArts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, no medical/veterinary school
    Enrollment ProfileMajority undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

    Carnegie classifications provide a framework for evaluating comparable schools.

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