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Department of Math & Statistics

Offering graduate and undergraduate programs in Biostatistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Quantitative Analysis, and Statistics.

Incoming Students

All incoming freshman must take the Mathematics Placement Test.

Undergraduate transfer students who have taken a course in mathematics or statistics prior to transferring to American University may take the Mathematics Equivalency Exam.


For mathematics help at the undergraduate level, visit the Tutoring Center.

Statistical Consulting Center 

For graduate, undergraduate, and faculty statistics help, visit the Statistical Consulting Center.

Student Research

See more about our summer program and more Student Research.


  • AU holds math circles for elementary and middle schoolers where kids get together to discuss challenging problems of the sort that they are unlikely to encounter in school.

  • Michael Robinson received $16,700 (total estimated award amount for Phase I, $150,000) from the Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for his project "DARPA AIDA, Topological Hypothesis Management in a Hypergraph Knowledgebase."

  • 36th Quality and Productivity Research Conference on June 11-13, 2019, and the one-day short course “Big Data Analytics: Dealing with Structured, Semi-structured, and Unstructured Data”

Hyperbolic Triangles

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The Analysis and Geometry of Information

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