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American University

Washington, DC
Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20016-8001

United States

Phone: 202-885-6000

Fax: 202-885-1025

Website

Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Phone:202-885-6000
Admissions Office Email:admissions@american.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Mary Graydon Center (student activties hub and dining venues)
Sports Center Complex and Jacobs Fitness
Katzen Arts Center
The Quad
Davenport Lounge (student-operated coffee shop and lounge)
Most Popular Places Off Campus:Smithsonian Museums and the Mall
National Zoo
Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
Verizon Center
U.S. Capitol

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:Yes
     Hours:Monday-Friday; Saturday
9am-5pm; 9am-1:30pm
Phone Number:202-885-6000
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Year-round
     Times:Weekdays 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Average Length:2 hours
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:admissions@american.edu

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Start Date for High School Juniors:February
Appointment Required:Required
Advance Notice:Yes
Length of Advance Notice:1 week
Average Length of Interview:1 hour
Information Sessions:Available
Email Address to Sign-Up:admissions@american.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Year-round
Arrangements:Contact Athletic Department
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:admissions@american.edu
Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:admissions@american.edu

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Visiting Center

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Available
Advance Notice:Other
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Transportation
Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
Washington's Metrorail opens at 5:00 a.m. on weekdays and at 7:00 a.m. on weekends. It closes at midnight Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, it stays open until 3:00 a.m. The closest Metro stop to American University is Tenleytown/AU on the Red Line. Metro buses run regularly from Tenley Circle to American's campus, less than a mile away. A free AU shuttle bus is also available to take you from the Tenleytown/AU metro stop to AU's campus. Located 10 miles away, Reagan National Airport is the closest airport to the university.
 
Driving Instructions to Campus:
From northeast of Washington (New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore), follow Interstate 95 south to Interstate 495 west toward Silver Spring. See from Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway). From south or west of Washington (Norfolk, Richmond, Charlottsville) follow interstate 95 north or Interstate 66 east to Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway. Follow Interstate 495 north. See from Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway). From northwest of Washington (western Pennsylvania, western Maryland), follow Interstate 270 south. Where Interstate 270 divides, follow the right-hand branch toward norther Virginia (not towards Washington). Merge with Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway, and soon afterwards take exit 39, River Road. See from Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway). From Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway), take exit 39 and carefully follow the signs for River Road (Maryland Route 190) east toward Washington. Continue east on River Road to the fifth traffic light. Turn right onto Goldsboro Road (Maryland Route 614). At the first traffic light, turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue (Maryland Route 396). Continue on Massachusetts Avenue for about two miles, through the first traffic circle (Westmoreland Circle).
 
Local Accommodations: Near By:
You can find a list of hotels near American University at http://www.american.edu/admissions/parking.cfm.

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
     
  • Phone: 202-885-6000
    Email: admissions@american.edu
  • Visiting Center:
    Yes
  • Campus Tours:
    Yes
  • On Campus Interviews:
    Yes
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
    Available