American University Washington DC


American University (AU) is a very diverse and liberal school. With one of the highest ranked International Service programs.

* It is the most politically active campus in the country, and the DC area lends itself to a lot of unique opportunities in this realm such as internships, speakers, field trips to the Supreme Court and Congress, etc.

* Nearby Cities - Philadelphia 3-hour drive, New York 4-hour drive, Boston 1.5-hour flight.

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The Basics
Setting Suburban
School Type Private, Christian institution
Popular Subjects Social Sciences, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Health Professions and Related Programs, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Visual and Performing Arts.
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General Information
Location 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016 | (202) 885-1000
Campus Size 84 acres
Year Founded 1893
Enrollment Total ~14,000 (~7,500 undergraduates)
International ~13%
Student-to-Teacher ~12:1 (half of the classes fewer than 20 students)

Social Network

* Connections made at American University will take a person far in life.

* One of the best things about the school is how well-connected everyone is. The professors and students are an incredible network, and they are valuable resources.

* This network is helpful for getting jobs and internships in the future.


School Community

* The school brings in hundreds of international students that you have the experience of learning more about. By having this diversity on campus, your eyes are opened to various cultural backgrounds and you begin to formulate a new found appreciation for both your culture and others.

* Additionally, because it is so liberal, it is open to the diversity with students that are passionate about social justice and act on their morals.

* People are politically active and interested in the world around them. They are always interested in discussing current topics, politics, and conflicts but with an open mind. It is a great place to formulate ideas and beliefs.


Washington DC

The capital of the United States, is known for American history, international politics, and diverse arts and cultural offerings.


City Highlights

4th Best Places for Business and Career (Forbes, 2017)

4th Most Educated City in the U.S. (, 2015)

Top 10 College Town  (

Top 100 Best Places to Live (