Founded as a coeducational and non-sectarian national university by a Methodist bishop, the American University is a doctoral institution located in a residential neighborhood of Washington, DC. American University houses the largest school of international service and appropriately, International Relations is a top field of study, as well as Political Science and Public Policy. The University is ranked #69 in National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. The university offers a Washington Semester Program where students can take classes while working at a DC-area internship.
I have had a great time during my four years at AU. Not only did I receive an excellent in-class education, but I was able to supplement this part of my education with an internship every semester. In addition, the study abroad program that I did was excellent and gave me many great memories of my time as an AU student.
Kaitlyn from Frankenmuth, MI
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.