AU has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, with students from all 50 states and a very high international population. Students come from all different ethnic, family, and religious backgrounds. Very few students are awarded scholarships because AU is not overly generous with handing out financial aid packages. Although there are some students on full scholarships at AU, most students are from wealthy or middle-class families.
The female population outweighs the male population, and there are a number of gay and lesbian students. The majority of girls at AU complains that there are not enough eligible guys to date.