Located in Washington, D.C., American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the U.S. and 140 countries.
More than 92% of recent AU graduates are employed or getting an additional degree within six months of graduating. Your time at American is an important first step in a long, successful career.
One of the Top 100 Universities in the U.S.
12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
7,000+ undergraduate and 1,000+ graduate students.
65+ bachelor’s programs and 70+ master’s degrees.
90% of undergraduate students and 64% of graduate students participate in an internship.
94% of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field.
At AU, you don’t even need to leave campus to find amazing art, live performances, and political activism. Of course, explore DC and you’ll find a global city ready to inspire, entertain, and educate.
Beautiful, safe campus near the upscale neighborhoods and embassies of northwest DC.
Home to nearly 1,400 international students from 144 countries.
Past guest speakers include President Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama, and Deloitte, LLP representatives.
200+ student organizations and clubs, including the Global Politics Student Association.
14 sports teams, including football/soccer, basketball, and volleyball.
11 residence halls and many on-campus dining locations that serve international cuisine.
Graduates of American University include:
Princess Iman of Jordan
Shawn Wang (Chief Financial Officer at Baidu)
Liliana Ayalde (U.S. Ambassador to Brazil)
Ayman Mohyeldin (news correspondent for Al Jazeera English).
From sports stadiums and theaters to beautiful parks, Washington, DC, has everything you need. Located on the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States, Washington, DC, is a short trip away from many other major cities, which are quickly accessible from any of the region’s three airports. The District of Columbia enjoys four seasons, including cherry tree blossoms in the spring, warm summers, beautiful foliage in the fall, and mild winters.
Adjusting to college life in the U.S. can be challenging. To make your transition as easy and productive as possible, the Undergraduate Accelerator at American University is a one-year program that sets you up for success with:
Academic, English-language, and cultural support.
College credit towards your AU degree.
Access to exclusive courses and cultural events.