American University is a Methodist-affiliated institution chartered by Congress in 1893. An answer to George Washington’s call to create a national university in the nation’s capital, American University was designed to train public servants for the future, a vision it still holds to this day.
Strategically located in a beautiful residential district of Washington, DC, our campus—an accredited arboretum—combines the advantages of a traditional college setting with the energy, culture, and opportunities of a global capital city.
American University is a student-centered research institution located in Washington, DC, with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world. Our students distinguish themselves for their service, leadership, and ability to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities.
At AU passion becomes action; students actively engage in the world around them; and the leaders of today train the leaders of tomorrow.
95 percent of the AU Career Center population reported a positive outcome, with a response rate of 80 percent for recipients of master’s degrees.