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American University (AU), is a student-centered research institution in Washington DC, USA. The institution offers one-year bachelor and graduate ‘Accelerator’ programs to international students. These programs are non-degree academic pathway programs that lead to bachelor’s or master’s degree programs at American University.

  • Average Tuition USD 48,308
  • Acceptance Rate 43%
  • Students 12,313
  • International Students 12%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 69,308
  • Intakes January/August
  • Application Deadline July 15/Dec 1
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American University (AU), offers academic as well as extended bachelor’s and master’s International Accelerator Programs (IAP) to make the transition to degree programs seamless for international students. The academic IAP is designed for students desiring extra support and tailored courses. The extended IAP is meant for students that want the most support and an immersive international study experience. The courses offer academic, English-language and cultural support to international students, and prepare them for their desired bachelor’s or master’s degree program. The programs allow students to earn credit towards their AU degree.

The 90-acre University campus offers double-occupancy rooms for accommodation to bachelor’s Accelerator students, who are required to reside in an approved program residence, either on-campus or in the off-campus Berkshire residence. Master’s Accelerator students can choose off-campus options including the Berkshire apartment community. AU offers a number of health, wellness and counseling facilities. Additionally, there is a dedicated International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) team to assist international students in academic success and personal development.

  • 01Ranked 69th Best National University, by the US News & World Report 2018.
  • 02Ranked among the top 400 universities globally, according to the Time Higher Education World University rankings, 2018.
  • 03Reputed faculty including elected public servants, former ambassadors, and Oscar-, Emmy-, Pulitzer-, and the National Book- award winners.

Pathway Programs

  • 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA
    USD 48,308 Tuition Fee

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    USD 48,308 Tuition Fee

    American Studies

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    USD 48,308 Tuition Fee

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    USD 29,315 Tuition Fee

    Applied Chemistry Specialization

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Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 27
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 301
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 541
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 119
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 78

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 74
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum PTE 60

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    Established in 1893

    The Undergraduate Accelerator offers two program streams students can choose from:

    - Academic Accelerator Program (AAP):

    AAP is a three-term program. In order to apply, students need a minimum 3.0 GPA; a TOEFL score of 74; IELTS score of 6.0; PTE score of 50. 

    - Extended Accelerator Program (EAP): 

    EAP is a four-term program. In order to apply, students need a minimum 3.0 GPA; a TOEFL score of 68; IELTS score of 5.5; and PTE score of 46.

    The Master’s Accelerator Program offers two program streams students can choose from:

    - The Advanced Master's Accelerator Program (MAP): 

    MAP is a one-semester program. In order to apply, students need a minimum 3.0 GPA; a TOEFL score of 80; and an IELTS score of 6.5. 

    - Master's Accelerator Program (Map):

    Map is a two-semester program. In order to apply, students need a minimum 3.0 GPA; a TOEFL score of 74; and an IELTS score of 6.0.

     

     

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