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American University

Campus Life and Facilities

American Says...

On campus, a majority of undergraduates live in one of seven recently renovated residence halls, all with laundry and cooking facilities on each floor. Dining options include AU's Terrace Dining Room, Subway, Einstein Bros. Bagels, McDonalds and many others. AU's completely wireless campus means that you can take your laptop, PDA or smart phone and... More More

American Students Say...

“The greatest strength of AU is the activity level both politically and in the community,” students tell us, noting that during the most recent election the campus “was a proxy holy war…Whether it was signs in windows, talk in the class or in the hallways, t-shirts, or canvassing in Metro-accessible Virginia, students on both sides took November 4 ... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20016-8001

United States

Phone: 202-885-6000

Fax: 202-885-1025


Campus Life
Quality of Life Rating: 90
Fire Safety Rating: 74
Green Rating: 99
Environment:Metropolis (population 300,000 or more)
Campus size: (number of acres): 84.00
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Campus Safety
Campus Security Report: https://www.american.edu/finance/publicsafety/asr....

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/

Student Housing
Housing Options:Coed dorms
Special housing for disabled student

Housing for students with
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:Yes
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Student Activities
Registered Student Organizations:230
Student Activities:Academic Groups
Chamber Orchestra
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups
Glee Club
Improv comedy
International Student Groups
Literary Magazine
Minority Student Groups
Political Discussion Groups
Radio Station
Religious Groups
Singing Groups
Social Services Group
Speakers Forum
Student Film Society
Student Union
Team Managers
Theater Program
Number of Honor Societies:15
Number of Social Sororities:12
    % of women who join:19%
Number of Social Fraternities:16
% of men who join: 21
Number of Religious Organizations:17
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Student Services
Other Services:DayCare
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups: Yes
Minority Support Groups: Yes
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Athletic Division:1
Men's Sports Team Name:Eagles
Women's Sports Team Name:Eagles
Team Mascot:Clawed Eagle
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Army ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: Georgetown University
Air Force ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: Howard University
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Technology On Campus / Facilities
Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes
Email and Web Access Available: Yes
% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 100
Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes
Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes
Fee for Network Use: Yes
Fee Amount: $240/year
Student Web Pages Permitted: Yes
Student Web Pages Provided: No
Partnerships with Technology Companies: Yes
Online Class Registration Available: Yes
Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No
Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: No
Recommend: Laptop
Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: No
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: Yes
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: Yes
Special Facilities:Student-run Radio and TV Facilities Watkins Art Gallery Katzen Arts Center Experimental Theatre Greenberg Theatre Friedheim Journalism Center William I Jacobs Fitness Center Language Resource Center Multimedia Center Audiotechnology Lab UNIX and Oracle Labs Kay Spiritual Life Center(interdenominational)
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