American University

Women's D1 Coach: Lindsay Teeters
8 / 10
8,287 Undergrads / 14,311 Students
10 / 10
$40,469 Net Price
9 / 10
36% 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
12 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
75% / 79%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
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
Camryn Kowalewski Episcopal School of Dallas Dallas, TX Att, Mid
Deirdre Brown Wayland High School Wayland, MA Def
Molly Smeins West Chester East West Chester , PA Mid, Att
Kate Bruechner Mckinney Boyd High School Mc Kinney, TX Mid
Makayla Im Fairfax High School Fairfax, VA Att, Mid
Nicole (Nickie) Prendergast Downingtown East/STEM Downingtown , PA Mid, Def
Rachel Kolton Harriton High School Bala Cynwyd, PA Att
Carly Larsen Goshen High School Goshen, NY Goal
Nickie Prendergast Downingtown STEM Academy/Downingtown East Downingtown , PA Mid
Bliss Vernon Deerfield Academy Deerfield, MA Def
Annabelle Jackson Maryvale Preparatory School Baltimore, MD Att
Kellie Linehan Tappan Zee High School Blauvelt, NY Mid, Draw
Lily Arcand La Salle Academy Providence, RI Def
Juliet Kuenzler Harborfields High School Greenlawn, NY Def
Maddy Spratt Pennsbury High School Yardley, PA Mid
Kate Petronis Sherwood High School Olney, MD Att
Jaime Petronis Sherwood High School Olney, MD Att
Alyssa Nilles Maine South Highschool Park Ridge, IL Mid
Jenna Walls Haddonfield Memorial High School Haddonfield, NJ Def
Rebecca Frank Park School of Baltimore Baltimore, MD Def
Ashley Smith Chatham HS Chatham, NJ Att
Darby Sherrod Arapahoe HS Centennial, CO Def
Lexi Rakis Our Lady of Good Counsel HS Olney, MD Goal
Madelyn Spratt Pennsbury HS Fairless Hills, PA Mid
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
Quinn Magnus Ethel Walker School Simsbury, CT Att
Natasha Koetje Mt St Mary Academy HS Watchung, NJ Def
Sadie Herman Bridgewater Raritan Bridgewater, NJ Mid, Def
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
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Events By American University Coaches
Sep 19 '21
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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
Data from
Niche Grades
Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
590 - 690
590 - 690
1250 - 1430
27 - 34
24 - 28
27 - 31

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 18,545 6,594 11,951
% Admitted 36% 34% 37%
% Admits That Enroll 26% 27% 26%
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%)
    International Relations and Affairs (25%)
    Business (16%)
    Communication & Journalism (11%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (10%)
    Political Science and Government, General (8%)
    Public Relations/Image Management (5%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (5%)
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General (5%)
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (5%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (4%)
    Public Health, General (4%)
    Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (3%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (3%)
    Journalism (3%)
    Economics, General (3%)
    Film/Cinema/Video Studies (3%)
    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$49,889
    Books & Supplies$800
    Cost of Living$16,096
    Personal Expenses$909
    Sticker Price$67,694

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    75% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship59%$25,603
    Federal Grants15%$4,666
    Pell Grants15%$4,620
    Other Federal0%$2,000
    State & Local Grants3%$908
    Institutional Grants56%$25,355
    Student Loans47%$9,123
    Federal Loans46%$5,235
    Other Loans7%$24,844

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $676 Million $47,266

    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: 2.0%

    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, 75% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 14 14
    Fondling 6 6
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 4 2
    Burglary 15 13
    Motor Vehicle Theft 1 1
    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, highly residential

    Carnegie classifications provide a framework for evaluating comparable schools.

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