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

3.9
73%
Recommend to a Friend
66%
Approve of CEO
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158 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, more than 1 year

"Great, Supportive Environment"

Nov 14, 2022 - Graduate Assistant in Washington, DC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

-The professors care about their students -Hours are flexible -Mixture of grading and tutoring -Great pay relative to the workload

Cons

-Bureaucracy can sometimes take a while
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Diversity & Inclusion at American University

3.9
(238 Reviews)

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American University Interviews

Experience
Positive73%
Negative7%
Neutral20%
Getting an Interview
Applied online65%
Campus Recruiting13%
Employee Referral12%
Difficulty
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at American University (Washington, DC)

    Interview

    Quick invitation after application submission, used an easy online scheduling system, interview was with three people from the office. It was conversational and interesting. They were super communicative after the interview too.
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American University Awards & Accolades

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What is paid time off like at American University?

...For a police department this place has a great work life balance with a good amount of time off earned annually and actually available to use....

December 27, 2021

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Employees rate American University 3.9 out of 5 stars based on 987 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

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Overall, 73% of employees would recommend working at American University to a friend. This is based on 922 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

73% of job seekers rate their interview experience at American University as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.7 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at American University.

48% of employees think that American University has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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