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American University

American University

Check whether American University is right for you as an international student.

Uni facts

Washington DC, USA
  • Type
    Private
  • Rank
    523
  • International students
    2282
  • Nationalities
    119
  • Total programs
    115
  • Acceptance rate
    30%

Study abroad at American University

American University (AU) is a student-centered research university located in Washington, DC, USA. It offers a wide range of degree programs at all levels, including bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate.

You can join AU’s International Accelerator program, which is designed specifically to help international students adjust to life in Washington. Classes are designed around your academic and English language skill level, and you will learn alongside other international students. There are more than 65 undergraduate and 20 postgraduate degree programs you can choose from.

International students can also take the one year American Collegiate program which combines small, academic courses with personalized support. After the successful completion of the program you’ll be able to transfer to a top US or world university.

American University logo

Why study at AU?

  • Student staff ratio

    The student-to-faculty ratio at AU is just 11:1

  • Qualified faculty

    94% of full-time teaching faculty hold the highest degree in their field

  • Top 100 university

    AU is ranked as the 77th best national university (US News and World Report 2019)

Life as an international student

American University is home to students from all 50 states, and 124 countries, giving it a welcoming and diverse community.

As an international student on the International Accelerator or American Collegiate program, you’ll get comprehensive academic support and dedicated advisors will be available to help from the day you arrive to the completion of your program.

You will also get help from transfer advisors to identify your academic goals and work out which transfer university is right for you. American Collegiate students will live in off-campus housing close to campus in Washington, DC. You can also join one or more of the University’s 150 student clubs and organizations - a great way to meet new people and make friends.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Skills classes
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools
    • No. of Diving Pools
    • No. of Tennis Courts
    • No. of Climbing Wall
    • No. of Basketball Courts
    • No. of Athletics Track
    • No. of volleyball courts
  • Fitness Centre
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
    • On-Campus Shuttle
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 18
    • Cafe’s 2
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 150
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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American University programs

Fees and funding

Undergraduate tuition: 50 542 USD / per year Graduate Tuition: 44 600 USD / per year Pathway programs starting from 22 302 USD / per program

Location

American University

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, United States

Strategically located in a beautiful residential district of Washington, DC, the campus—an accredited arboretum—combines the advantages of a traditional college setting with the energy, culture, and opportunities of a global capital city.

Visa requirements for American University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements