College of Arts & Sciences
More than 100 programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education, in a vibrant scholarly community offering first-rate opportunities for internship, research, and creative expression.

Kogod School of Business
An accredited business school with a global focus that offers a top-ranked undergraduate degree and full- and part-time graduate programs, including an MBA. Kogod believes profit and purpose are not at odds.

School of International Service
Located in Washington, D.C., SIS prepares graduates for global service in government, nonprofits and business.

School of Communication
Leader in emerging and traditional media with programs ranging from journalism and strategic communication to media entrepreneurship, and film and electronic media.

School of Professional and Extended Studies
SPExS offers unique internship and academic opportunities for undergraduates and graduates.

School of Public Affairs
SPA is a top-ranked school of justice, government, public administration, and policy.

Washington College of Law
Specialized programs include international law, law and government, trial advocacy, IP, and business, with unparalleled experiential education opportunities through clinics and externships.


American University creates meaningful change in the world. With highly ranked schools and colleges and internationally recognized faculty, AU offers a balance between class time and career-advancing experience in Washington, D.C., and beyond. Its students, among the country’s most politically active, distinguish themselves for their service, leadership, and ability to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities.


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American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 885-1000


AU's Students

Undergraduate Admitted Student Profile for Fall 2013

  • SAT Middle 50%: 1190—1350
  • ACT Middle 50%: 27—31

Graduate Student Profile

  • Master's degree students' average undergraduate GPA: 3.31
  • PhD students' average undergraduate GPA: 3.49

Current Opportunities for American University

Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: January 15, 2019
Description: The award-winning Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars program is American University's only Honors and Scholars community for inspiring undergraduates committed to excellence, social impact, and a lifetime of giving. The program fosters a respectful learning environment in which highly successful students, faculty, staff, and alumni come together to seek creative solutions to the most pressing problems of our time. The program also offers AU's most generous, merit-based scholarship (full tuition, room, board, books, and fees).

Contact Information

American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016