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Your Journey Starts Here

In the heart of the nation’s capital Washington, DC, American University is where students from all around the globe come for world-class opportunities, experiential learning, and real-world impact. From expert faculty and community connections to hands-on research and innovative curriculum, we’ve got everything you need to pursue the complex challenges that matter most in our evolving world.  

After all, change can’t wait—and changemaking is in our DNA. 

Your Journey Starts Here

What does it mean to succeed at AU? How do you even get there? It can seem daunting when you first step on campus, but allow us to show you the opportunities available at American University.

Discover your future with AU

Six months after graduation,

% of Graduates are now Working, Grad School, or Both

% of Graduates Participated in an Internship

Top Employers
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Explore Our Campus

Join our AU Ambassadors as they show you around beautiful campus. Our virtual tours allow you to explore AU's schools and colleges as well as important buildings on campus.

American University Student Facts

Fall 2023 Admitted Student Profile

  • 3.59-4.14
    GPA Middle 50%
    (School reported)

  • 1320-1450
    SAT Middle 50%
    (Critical Reading and Math)

  • 29-33
    ACT Middle 50%

110 plus

Countries Represented

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Undergraduate Students

250 plus

Student-Run Organizations on Campus


Average Class Size

Take your education global

60­­ percent of undergraduate students participated in study abroad

96 programs in 42 countries + 8 SEA Semester

At AU, Affordability Matters

70 percent

of graduates receive need-based or merit-based aid

Financial Aid

Prospective Freshmen

Jan. 15
Early Decision I
Jan. 15
Early Decision II
Jan. 15
Regular Decision

Prospective Transfer

May 1
All Transfer

Current Continuing

May 1
All Continuing

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Admissions Deadlines

Fall Semester

May 1
All Transfer Students
November 15
Freshman Early Decision
January 15
Freshman Early Decision 2
Freshman Regular Decision

Spring Semester

October 1
Freshman Regular Decision
All Transfer Students