American University Overview

  • www.american.edu
  • Washington, DC
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1893
  • College / University
  • Colleges & Universities
  • $500 million to $1 billion (USD)

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Fulfilling the vision of George Washington for a national university in the country's capital, American University was chartered by an Act of Congress in 1893 as a private, independent, co-educational institution under the auspices of the United Methodist Church. Today, the ...
Mission: American University creates meaningful change in the world. With highly ranked schools and colleges and internationally recognized faculty, AU offers a balance between class time and career-advancing experience in Washington, D.C., and beyond. Its students, among the country’s ...

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American University Reviews

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77%
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Diversity & Inclusion at American University

4.0
(119 Reviews)

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American University Interviews

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Positive75%
Negative5%
Neutral20%
Getting an Interview
Applied online65%
Campus Recruiting14%
Employee Referral10%
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    Interview

    Friendly, relaxed, but turned out the head of the department (not my interviewer) didn't accept any applicants who were over his idea of ideal weight. I was startled that this kind of discrimination still exists. (I know--stupid of me.)
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American University Awards & Accolades

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What is paid time off like at American University?

...Great benefits, including good PTO accrual rates....

January 7, 2020

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