American University's curriculum combines serious theoretical study with meaningful real-world learning experiences. Academically distinctive students benefit from the countless resources and opportunities available from AU's Washington, D.C. location.
Founded in 1893, American University's 84-acre campus is located in the residential "Embassy Row" neighborhood in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. Nestled among embassies and ambassadorial residences, AU's campus offers a safe, suburban environment with easy access via the Metrorail subway system to Washington's countless cultural destinations.
A global center of government, Washington, D.C. stands unmatched in academic, professional and cultural resources. Building on the strength of our location, AU's faculty include scholars, journalists, artists, diplomats, authors and scientists. Combining a liberal arts core curriculum with in-depth professional programs, academics at AU provide the necessary balance between theoretical study and hands-on experience. Our nationally recognized Career Center, ranked 19th in the country by the Princeton Review, will work with you to enhance this experience with access to unique internship and career opportunities available only in Washington, D.C. Combine this with our diverse national and international student body and our nationally recognized study abroad program, and American University can open up a world of possibilities.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety
The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security