American University

Washington, DC, US

Rating Score Valid Through Liaison Submitted Executive Letter
Gold - expired 83.26 Feb. 11, 2017 Megan Litke Feb. 12, 2014 Download


Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 11,781
Number of Undergraduate Students 6,776
Number of Graduate Students 5,174
Full-time Equivalent Employees 2,903
Institution type Doctorate
Institutional control Private non-profit
Endowment size 535,000,000
Percentage of students that are Residential 27.7
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 52.15
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 20.15
Percentage of students that are On-line only Not Available
Gross square feet of building space 3,924,355.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space 97,549.0
Acres of cultivated grounds 33.0
Acres of undeveloped land 0.0
Climate region Mixed-Humid

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School No No
Medical School No No
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health No No
Veterinary School No No
Satellite Yes Yes
Hospital No No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No

Additional Details

Gross square footage was taken from the October 2013 AU Building Floor Plans.

Total lab space is the GSF of Hurst and Beeghly.

Total acres of cultivated grounds is the total acreage of AU's properties (89.6588) less an estimated amount of hardscapes (34.4 acres of impervious surface based on DC Water IACs fees for main campus, Nebraska Parking Lot, Tenley Campus since it's a construction site, and all off-campus properties since they are without much cultivated ground area). See I:\Sustainability\II. Operations\Buildings\LEED - Building Operations and Maintenance\1 - Sustainable Sites\CR 6 - Stormwater\Resources for file titled "2011-02-15."

Population: Enrollment numbers correspond to Fall 2013. FTE employee is based on census date Dec 1, 2013.

FTE Enrollment is accurate as of census date September 28, 2013. Previous STARS report mistakenly included Total Enrollment in this field, rather than FTE enrollment.

Percentage of residential students is calculated based on residence hall occupancy in January 2014.

Percentage of full-time commuter students was calculated using number of full time students as of September 28, 2013 minus residence hall occupancy as of Jan 2014.

Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Complete
Innovation 4 Complete

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