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Student Responses to Review Topic: What To Do For Fun
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  • a student from NC
  • Jan-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Explore DC! Depending on your focus, there are many outside activities that are school related, but fun as well. DC is an active city; people are biking and running everywhere. Malls and theaters are close by (via the Metro) if you have time on the weekends.

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  • Alice
  • Jan-05-2014 I am a current student here

    The capitol is no NYC, but there's rarely a quiet night downtown. There are plenty of clubs and concerts (a popular small venue is The 9:30 club) where well-known bands and DJs come to play. Tuesday nights there are live poetry readings at Busboys and Poets on K street. If you're not one to travel downtown often, there's plenty happening on campus! Sororities have hosted some dance parties in Mary Graydon Center, movies have been shown before they premier in theaters, local metal/alternative bands have played in the basement of the Kay Spiritual Life Center, a zip line was set up down the length of the quad, as well as a petting zoo! The list goes on for miles.

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  • Jesse from Westfield, NJ
  • Jan-04-2014 I am a past student here

    American University is easily accessible to the DC metro and to numerous bus stops, so its easy to get around the city. Friendship heights is located just one metro stop away and offers a plethora of shopping, both high end and mid priced and also a variety of restaurants. Lots of students go to Dupont Circle in the evenings. There are many clubs and bars located at Dupont.

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  • Anonymous
  • Dec-15-2013 I am a current student here

    The main parts of DC are a few metro stops away, giving you easy access to the National Mall, museums, shopping, food, and other amazing parts of DC. Also, Tenleytown has a lot of stuff for students, such as good food and a CVS.

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  • Ayana from APO, AE
  • Dec-12-2013 I am a current student here

    We enjoy exploring Washington, DC. There are many opportunities to join sports teams, educational forums, or just touring the city.

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  • Alexis from Durham, NC
  • Dec-11-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I've researched so many clubs and activities that you can join at American, and also it's in DC so if you can't find something on campus, you can go to one of the many cool spots in the city. Also, many great speakers come to American's campus multiple times during the year such as presidents and other famous politicians and activists.

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  • Current Student from Washington, DC
  • Sep-23-2013 I am a current student here

    In complete honesty, there is no time for me to have regular fun here at A.U.. The school delivered not quite half of the financial aid they promised me (which means that the cost for one year here, is more than half of my family's total yearly net income), so I must find a different University which I can transfer to for the years to come. This being said, all my time here is dedicated to activities which, yes are fun, but MUST double in positively adding to my Transfer-Student application. For example, I am taking 20 credit hours instead of the maximum of 17 (you must get special, individual-case reviewed permission to exceed 17 credit hours), because there are courses here that I am extremely interested in taking, but will miss my chance on if I do not take them now. With most of the time I do not spend wrapped up in classes, instead of relaxing on the Quad (a popular hangout) or going out to Frat Parties (they start around 9pm and end at 12midnight, here at A.U. ...they're so early...), I attend [free] meetings, information sessions, and Guest-Speaker lectures. I partake in many other random activities, which I do enjoy of course, but would probably be partaking in differently were I not concerned with how they could look to a potential admissions committee.

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