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4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, United States

Location info of American University

  • The capital of the United States, Washington, DC, is known for American history, international politics, and diverse arts and cultural offerings.
  • #4 Best Places for Business and Career Forbes, 2017
  • 4th Most Educated City in the U.S. New, 2015
  • Top 10 College Town
  • Top 100 Best Places to Live

Top Reasons to Study in American University

  • Students from all50states + DC, and 124 countries.
  • The DC metropolitan area is home to some of the world’s leading corporations, including Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Marriott international, Capital One Financial Corp., the AESCorp, etc.
  • 12:1 student ratio.
  • TOP 50 Best Graduate Business Schools by Bloomberg Businessweek, 2016.
  • TOP 100 Private Universities by Forbes, 2017.
  • 92% graduates secure employment in their chosen career field within six months of graduation by AMU Graduation Census, 2013–2015.

University details

About American University

At AU passion becomes action; students actively engage in the world around them; and the leaders of today train the leaders of tomorrow.

Career at American University

Located on the main campus of American University, the Career Center encompasses the 5th Floor of Butler Pavilion, two floors above the AU Bookstore.

Campus life

Nestled in a residential district of Washington, DC, our 90-acre campus gives you the advantages of a traditional college setting combined with unparalleled access to the energy, culture, and opportunities of our nation’s capital.

We’re an intimate community within an urban city, where the stunning sights of our city are never far from view. Relax with your friends on our beautiful grounds (a designated arboretum) one moment; take an impromptu trip to the National Mall the next.

Whether you’re learning in our century-old structures and state-of-the-art facilities, experiencing the arts in our museums and theatres, or venturing out into the city, American University offers endless opportunities.


Undergraduate scholarship:

$5,000 to $25,000


Ranking & Accreditation of American University

  • #72 National University, US News & World Report 2023.
  • TOP 50 Best Graduate Business Schools by Bloomberg Businessweek, 2016.
  • #68 Research Universities Forbes, 2019
  • 92% graduates secure employment in their chosen career field within six months of graduation by AMU Graduation Census, 2013–2015.
  • # 8 International Business .
  • #39 First-Year Experiences .
  • #39 Management .
  • #42 Best Undergraduate Teaching.
  • #91 Best Value Schools .

Student Accommodation at American University

Housing prices vary based on room choice, amenities, and program track. Your preference is taken into account, but preferred pick is not guaranteed.

  • Off Campus Two-Bedroom Apartment (Double Room): $6,775
  • Off Campus One-Bedroom Apartment (Double Room): $7,150
  • Dining: $6,320
  • Other: $2,000



Programs at American University


  1. African American and African Diaspora Studies
  2. American Studies
  3. Anthropology
  4. Applied Mathematics – STEM designated
  5. Arab World Studies
  6. Arabic Studies
  7. Art History
  8. Asia, Pacific, and Diaspora Studies
  9. Audio Production
  10. Audio Technology
  11. Biochemistry – STEM designated
  12. Biology – STEM designated
  13. Chemistry – STEM designated
  14. Computational Science – STEM designated
  15. Computer Science – STEM designated
  16. Dance
  17. Data Science – STEM designated
  18. Economics
  19. Environmental Science – STEM designated
  20. Environmental Studies – STEM designated
  21. Foreign Language and Communication Media
  22. French Studies
  23. German Studies
  24. Graphic Design
  25. Health Promotion
  26. History
  27. Jewish Studies
  28. Language and Area Studies: French/Europe
  29. Language and Area Studies: German/Europe
  30. Language and Area Studies: Russian/Area
  31. Arabic
  32. Chinese
  33. French
  34. German
  35. Hebrew
  36. Italian
  37. Japanese
  38. Korean
  39. Portuguese
  40. Russian
  41. Spanish
  42. Swahili
  43. Literature
  44. Mathematics – STEM designated
  45. Mathematics and Economics – STEM designated
  46. Music
  47. Musical Theatre
  48. Neuroscience – STEM designated: Cognitive Neuroscience
  49. Neuroscience – STEM designated: Molecular Neuroscience
  50. Philosophy
  51. Photography: CAS
  52. Photography: SOC
  53. Physics – STEM designated
  54. Psychology
  55. Public Health
  56. Religious Studies
  57. Russian Studies
  58. Sociology
  59. Spanish Studies
  60. Statistics – STEM designated
  61. Studio Art
  62. Theatre
  63. Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
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  1. Art History (MA)
  2. Biotechnology (MS) – STEM designated
  3. Chemistry (MS) – STEM designated
  4. Computer Science (MS) – STEM designated
  5. Data Science (MS) – STEM designated
  6. Economics (MA)
  7. Environmental Science (MS) – STEM designated
  8. Health Promotion Management (MS)
  9. International Economics (MA)
  10. Mathematics, Information Security (MA) – STEM designated
  11. Quantitative Analysis (PSM) – STEM designated
  12. Statistics (MS) – STEM designated
  13. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – TESOL (MA)
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  1. Accounting (MSA)
  2. Finance (MSF)
  3. Finance: STEM (MSF)
  4. Real Estate (MSRE)
  5. Taxation (MST)
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  1. Business Administration: Accounting
  2. Business Administration: Entrepreneurship
  3. Business Administration: Finance
  4. Business Administration: Information Systems & Technology
  5. Business Administration: International Business
  6. Business Administration: Management
  7. Business Administration: Marketing
  8. Business and Entertainment
  9. Business, Language & Culture Studies: Arabic*
  10. Business, Language & Culture Studies: French*
  11. Business, Language & Culture Studies: German*
  12. Business, Language & Culture Studies: Russian*
  13. Business, Language & Culture Studies: Spanish*
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  1. Communication Studies
  2. Film and Media Arts
  3. Foreign Language and Communication Media
  4. Journalism: Sports Production Option
  5. Public Relations and Strategic Communication
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  1. Elementary Education
  2. Secondary Education

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  1. International Studies: Environmental Sustainability and Global Health
  2. International Studies: Foreign Policy and National Security
  3. International Studies: Global and Comparative Governance
  4. International Studies: Global Inequality and Development
  5. International Studies: Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture
  6. International Studies: Justice, Ethics, and Human Rights
  7. International Studies: Peace, Global Security, and Conflict Resolution
  8. International Studies: The Global Economy
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  1. Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG)
  2. Justice and Law
  3. Legal Studies
  4. Political Science
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  1. Data Science (MS)
  2. Political Science (MA)
  3. Public Administration (MPA)
  4. Public Policy (MPP)

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