Located in Washington, DC, the capital of the United States, American University (AU) is one of the top-ranked universities in the country. We use Washington, DC as our laboratory for learning, providing students with high impact learning practices that give them the knowledge and experience to succeed. AU students are encouraged to explore their interests and find what they are passionate about. If you are looking for engaging classes mixed with hands-on experiential learning, then American University is the school for you.
AU offers a broad and flexible choice of majors and minors. Students may double major, construct their own interdisciplinary major or have their major in one school and a minor in another. AU encourages students to transcend the boundaries of academic disciplines. The International Student and Scholar Services office meets the special needs of international students, providing visa and immigration support, orientation, leadership opportunities, and counseling.
Students who share a desire to understand and shape tomorrow’s world are attracted to AU because of its culture of engagement and service, and access and opportunity permeate the campus environment.
89% undergraduate participated in an internship American.edu (Class of 2014)
90 % of 2014 AU graduates were employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both, within six months of graduation.
Full time teaching faculty holds the highest degree in their field 94%.
Undergraduate enrollment: 7260
Total enrollment: 13201
Student to Faculty Ratio: 12:1
7 Schools and Colleges
Average class size: 23
65+ bachelors academic programs
Student population 125+ countries and all 50 states are represented
Schools & Colleges of American University
Schools & Colleges
Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife
Architecture and Design
Business, Finance and Economics
Engineering & IT
Law, International Relations and Politics
Music, Theatre and the Arts
Nursing, Health, Care and Sociology
Sciences and Mathematics
Sports, Fitness and Nutrition