American University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (22)
American University provided me with a well rounded, career focused education. Upon graduation I entered a position in my chosen career and was prepared both academically and professionally. AU is not only focused on an exceptional education but also creating ethical and responsible leaders. The student services enhanced the class time with major specific career services, supportive faculty, and unique speakers and networking events. My experience at AU was so powerful that I recently applied and was accepted to a Master's program in their Public Affairs school.
The amount of diversity and professor involvement and care in the curriculum is high. The professors there truly encourage you to seek higher education and are willing to meet and discuss with you at any point in time. Financial aid is very tricky to work with and quite difficult to receive there, but I felt prepared and overqualified for a lot of positions after graduation, specifically because of the push for and surplus of opportunities for students to engage in internships during their time at AU.
Studying international relations and history at AU really sharpened my critical thinking, researching, and writing skills. My best advice would be to look for the best professors because they make a huge difference. I was very lucky and had amazing professors. Happy I went here!
Study was a very pleasant experience, got very good knowledge, also met people from different countries with whom I shared many pleasant experiences knowledge
American University offers a range of Arts and Science programs that are also politically focused. It is located in Washington DC and has a lot of amenities available to its students. There are also a variety of programs that support student life and school spirit.
The quality of the education offered at the University of Puerto Rico is excellent. The university is divided in 11 campuses, with each campus having a stronger academic program than the others. For example if you're interested in medicine, the Rio Piedras campus would be the best choice, if you're interested in Hotel management, then the Carolina campus would be best.
American University offered a highly specialized degree utilizing experienced professors that yielded a strong graduate program. The campus was small but beautiful and ran free AU shuttles to various points around town making getting to and leaving campus a breeze. Overall the experience was phenomenal and I would highly recommend it.
Great audio program, however just as much could be found online and in books for little to no money. Didnt gurantee a job.
The internship opportunities are great, but the students on campus are not incredibly friendly and the administration does nothing to lower the total cost of tuition/room/board. It's a incredibly expensive education. You would be better off going to a state school and coming to DC for the summer internships.
My college and graduate education have empowered me to become the person I want to be, and have given me the tools to succeed in my chosen profession. That said, my education at private colleges and universities came at a great cost (I am nearly a quarter-million dollars in debt), and I am still facing difficulty entering the job market as a recent graduate. I think that a college education is important to succeed, but that the current system of student loans and unending debt has got to change. For what I owe in student debt, I could own two houses in the town where I grew up, but instead I have a great education and a great amount of stress and uncertainty in my life.