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, D.C., and beyond. Its students distinguish themselves for their service, leadership, and ability to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities.

Academic Programs

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Additional Information

American University believes that applicants who demonstrate academic excellence should be rewarded for their effort and ability. There is no separate application needed to apply for most scholarships at AU. Learn More

American University offers several special academic programs to enhance your undergraduate experience. Separate applications are required for special academic programs. Learn More. 

Visit us

We offer a number of ways for you to experience and learn more about American University in Washington, D.C. Whether, you visit us on campus, attend a regional information session or download the interactive Tour AU app from the App Store or Google Play, we make it possible for you to experience AU anywhere you are in the world.

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016, United States of America

Phone number

(202) 885-6000