About AU

Rankings

AU consistently ranks among the nation’s great universities. A sample of recent rankings:

Overall Rankings

Princeton Review Best Colleges (2014)
#4 Most Politically Active Students

Princeton Review Green Rating Honor Roll (2015)

U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges (2015)
#71 Best National University

School and Program Rankings

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

  • CAS has earned national rankings in fields such as education, creative writing, economics, history, and music theatre and theatre.

KOGOD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

  • U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges
    #23 International Business Specialty (2014)
    #72 Best Undergraduate Business Programs (2014)
    #101 Part-time MBA (2015)
    #100 Best Full-Time MBA (2015)
  • Bloomberg Business Week
    #62 Best Undergraduate Business School (2014)
  • Additional rankings from top publications

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

  • SOC’s film and media arts program is a member of CILECT, the international association of film and television schools. Only 13 schools in the United States are CILECT members.

SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

  • Foreign Policy Magazine (2014)
    #9 among Top U.S. Undergraduate Institutions to Study International Relations
    #8 among Top Master's Programs for Policy Careers in International Relations
    #22 for Top Ph.D. Programs for Academic Careers in International Relations

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
  • U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Graduate Schools (2013)
    #8 Top Public Management/Public Administration Program
    #12 Top Schools: Public Affairs
    #24 Top Public Finance and Budgeting Program
    #28 Top Public Policy Program

WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW

  • WCL offers nationally recognized clinical, international law, intellectual property, and trial advocacy programs in one of the nation’s most diverse law schools.

Other Indicators of Excellence

Study Abroad

  • Institute of International Education (Open Doors Report, Fall 2013)
    #2 among the top 40 doctoral institutions for undergraduate participation in study abroad
    #2 among the top 20 doctoral institutions for long-term study abroad
    #12 among the top 20 doctoral institutions for mid-length study abroad

Career Center

  • AU is a top school in the nation for the percentage of student holding internships
  • #1 nationally for combined Boren scholars and fellows
  • #3 nationally for Presidential Management Fellows semifinalists
  • top producer of Fulbright scholars 

 Community Service

  • For the seventh year, the Corporation for National and Community Service has named AU to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The Student Experience

  • CollegeProwler.com (student ratings) gives AU an A on campus dining, local atmosphere, safety and security, and transportation, and an A- on campus housing, nightlife, and off-campus dining.
  • G.I. Jobs magazine "Military Friendly Schools" (2014)
  • AU selected as a top military-friendly school by Military Advanced Education Magazine

Sustainability

  • Princeton Review Green Honor Roll (2015)
  • #2 Sierra Club Top Ten "Cool School" Rankings (2014)
  • STARS Gold Rating
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Leadership Award (2013)


March 2015