American University

, DC,
3.70 Average Rating

American University is a research institution located in a residential neighborhood of Washington, DC. AU has eight schools on its carbon-neutral campus featuring more than 160 programs. American University is also home to many research centers, including the Alper Initiative for Washington Art, Nuclear Studies Institute, Antiracist Research & Policy Center, and the Center for Environmental Policy. Students can take advantage of special programs offered at AU, including the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars program which recognizes "exceptional incoming first-year student leaders committed to multidimensional excellence." 


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Institution Type
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
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Average ACT Composite: 29
Average SAT Composite: 1252

What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
American is a school that is made up of a student body that passionate about several different areas but we all come together on campus. There is someone who is interested in just about every type of field and major that we have to offer and often people have multiple interests that will overlap with each other. To me AU brings the best parts of college and living in DC together.
Chloe from Mandeville, LA
AU is the best school in the nation for Internships. It really helps you widen your horizons with an extreme amount of opportunities. It is a tight community and I wouldn't change my decision for the world.
Molly from Hillsborough, NJ

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