Why American University?
American University believes that talented, motivated students want choice and opportunity, and so we provide multiple pathways for you to do cutting-edge thinking, innovation, and scholarship. Whatever your path, AU is an inclusive community that connects you with classmates, faculty mentors, and opportunities-in the nation's capital and across the globe-that you can make your dreams a reality.
What will your path include? Maybe you are thinking about whether you want to serve people around the world, conduct cancer research at NIH, or break news from the halls of power. At AU, you may explore the possibilities by pursuing a project with a leading researcher in the field, becoming a leader in the university community, or immersing yourself in a pivotal experience through an internship or study abroad. The AU experience helps you to weave together different perspectives and disciplines into an approach that contributes not only to advancing knowledge but also to a professional profile that reflects the unmatched opportunities of Washington, DC.