|Setting:||Large City Setting|
|Size:||Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
A global center of study and service, American University features some of the most proficient scholars and offers a wealth of opportunities both locally and abroad.
American University students have a reputation for being some of the most politically active students of any school in the nation. Considering that AU is located in Washington, D.C., it is certainly surrounded by many opportunities for such activity.
However, the University itself also offers a wealth of centers, institutes and programs, such as the Center for Global Peace, the Center for Community Engagement and Service and the Women and Politics Institute, among many others.
American University students pursue degrees in various academic areas. Offering more than 55 bachelor’s degrees, over 50 master’s degrees, a number of doctoral degrees and a J.D. program, AU offers students choices in six major schools or colleges. These include the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, and the School of Public Affairs.
Active throughout the community and the world, many AU students undertake internships. Also, AU Abroad, American University’s international study program, gives AU students the chance to study overseas. Through AU’s world-renowned Washington semester program, students from other states and countries frequently come to AU to study as well.
With more than 140 countries and all 50 states represented by its student body, AU has no shortage of diversity.
Faculty at AU are top performers in their fields. Many are policy makers, journalists, diplomats and leaders in the fields of science, business and the arts.
Financial aid opportunities are extensive and include both forms of aid that need to be repaid such as loans and such sources as grants, scholarships and fellowships which do not. These awards are available to eligible students, and can be discussed with one of AU’s counselors.
100% of students gave American University 4 stars overall.
The American University if a competitive study environment where each student is pushed to challenge themselves into becoming better productive elements of their community. The curriculum is very pressured and life on campus is very diverse and multicultural.
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
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Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.
Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||7,712|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||13,515|
- Latino: 8%
- African American: 6%
- Caucasian: 59%
- American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
- Asian: 6%
- Unknown and Other: 20%
|American Indian or Alaska native||1%|
|Unknown and Other||20%|
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