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Welcome to American University

American University creates meaningful change in the world. With highly ranked schools and colleges and internationally recognized faculty, AU offers a balance between class time and career-advancing experience in Washington, DC, and beyond. Its students, among the country’s most politically active, distinguish themselves for their service, leadership, and ability to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities.

AU's Students

Undergraduate Admitted Student Profile for Fall 2017
  • SAT Middle 50%: 1210—1370
  • ACT Middle 50%: 27—31
Graduate Student Profile
  • Master's degree students' average undergraduate GPA: 3.35
  • PhD students' average undergraduate GPA: 3.46

College of Arts & Sciences
More than 100 programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education, in a vibrant scholarly community offering first-rate opportunities for internship, research, and creative expression.

Kogod School of Business
An accredited business school with a global focus that offers a top-ranked undergraduate degree and full- and part-time graduate programs, including an MBA. Kogod believes profit and purpose are not at odds.

School of International Service
Located in Washington, D.C., SIS prepares graduates for global service in government, nonprofits and business.

School of Communication
Leader in emerging and traditional media with programs ranging from journalism and strategic communication to media entrepreneurship, and film and electronic media.

School of Education
With a vibrant community and passion for change, the School of Education is dedicated to creating and ensuring excellent learning experiences for every child.

School of Professional and Extended Studies
SPExS offers unique internship and academic opportunities for undergraduates and graduates.

School of Public Affairs
SPA is a top-ranked school of justice, government, public administration, and policy.

Washington College of Law
Specialized programs include international law, law and government, trial advocacy, IP, and business, with unparalleled experiential education opportunities through clinics and externships.

Find AU

American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 885-1000