I've found that the edge that American University has is the range of classes offered. The classes required for each major and much more focused than other schools I've looked into. I fell in love with only taking glasses that truly interest and intrigue me as oppose to a large number of broad requirements. I've learned more because of the extra interest and direction that the school allows its students.
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Typically stereotyped for students wanting to become diplomats, American University offers quality programs in business and political science. While it's main pull comes from the International Studies program, it's location in Washington, D.C. is ideal for many different career paths. The university's location and educational offerings is the perfect combination for a student looking to gain experience both in the classroom and out.» Read More
American University is perfect for people who are passionate about an issue, or are looking for something to be passionate about. No matter what it is, how big or small, people here will support you in standing for what you believe in. AU is located so close to the capitol, which calls for a lot of politically motivated people on campus, but there is not pressure to be involved if politics isn't really your thing. People here will help you challenge your opinions, but also help you support them. This is in no way a get-in-your-face campus about issues either. There are often a lot of events on campus and protests, but the atmosphere here is one of the most open-minded I've experienced.» Read More
American University has all of the opportunities and benefits of George Washington and Georgetown without the crazy high price tag. It also has the number 1 rate of internships in the country. In a liberal arts college, its important to have job experience and AU gives us that.» Read More