American University

Opened 1893
Type Private Federally chartered research university
Location Washington D.C., USA
National ranking 138
World ranking 601 – 800
Rankings #86 in Law
Total enrollment 12771
International students 1533
Scholarship Yes


American University or AU is a private but federally chartered higher education institution located in Washington D.C.. The main campus of AU has a territory of 90 acres / 36 ha and is on Massachusetts Avenue the other East Campus is on Nebraska Avenue and has a territory of 8.1 acres with state-of-the-art facilities, and accessible green spaces.
AU consists of 8 colleges and schools like the College of Arts & Sciences, Kogod School of Business, School of Education, School of International Service, School of Communication, School of Professional and Extended Studies, School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law. There are 10 beautiful gardens in the campus arboretum.
In 2008, AU joined another US universities in signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, demonstrating the university’s commitment to environmental responsibility. It also builds and operates spaces environmentally healthy, like the LEED Gold-certified SIS Building.
American University is ranked 7th in Study Abroad educational programs. It provides students with 3 premier programs in Brussels, Belgium; Madrid, Spain; and Nairobi, Kenya.

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