American University

About

What They’re Known For

Chartered by Congress in 1893, American University (AU) enjoys a rich history and a tradition of academic excellence, public service, and political impact. In addition to seven distinct schools, including the Kogod School of Business and Washington College of Law, AU offers a variety of online courses and online graduate programs that are well-suited to adult learners and busy professionals.

Unique Opportunities

American University offers flexible learning opportunities, including online graduate courses.

  • AU's online programs allow students to tap into a multidisciplinary curriculum and an academic support network from the comfort of home.
  • Attentive instructors and a low student-to-faculty ratio are features of both campus-based and online programs at AU.  
  • Concerned about finding employment after college? The Princeton Review ranked American University’s Career Services as #10 in the nation!

Why We Love AU

  • American University is ranked as one of the best national universities by U.S. News and World Report.
  • The Princeton Review recognizes AU students as the most politically active in the nation.
  • AU prides itself on students’ social responsibility, global awareness, and intellectual diversity.
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