Visiting and Contact Info
|Admissions Office Phone:||202-885-6000|
|Admissions Office Email:||email@example.com|
|Most Popular Places on Campus:||Mary Graydon Center (student activties hub and dining venues)|
Sports Center Complex and Jacobs Fitness
Katzen Arts Center
Davenport Lounge (student-operated coffee shop and lounge)
|Most Popular Places Off Campus:||Smithsonian Museums and the Mall|
Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
|Campus Visiting Center:||Yes|
| Hours:||Monday-Friday; Select Saturdays|
| 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:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|On Campus Interviews:||Yes|
|Start Date for High School Juniors:||February|
|Length of Advance Notice:||1 week|
|Average Length of Interview:||1 hour|
|Email Address to Sign-Up:||email@example.com|
|Arrangements:||Contact Athletic Department|
|Advance Notice:||2 weeks|
|Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:||email@example.com|
|Dates Available:||Academic Year|
|Arrangements:||Contact Visiting Center|
|Overnight Dorm Stays:||Available|
|Arrangements:||Contact Admissions Office|
|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.