The AU Advantage
Shape the World
Engaged students, dedicated faculty, connected alums—at AU, education is a capital experience.
Location, location, location. Explore politics, culture, and world affairs—or simply enjoy your new city. It’s all here waiting for you.
From Australia to Zambia, Paris to Prague, Turkey to Tajikistan—American University connects you with the world.
At AU you will discover intellectual energy, an engaged community, and connections to the city, the nation, and the world.
A global outlook, practical idealism, and a passion for public service define American University. Our academic strengths are grounded in social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.
One Campus, Seven Distinct Schools
- College of Arts & Sciences
CAS offers undergrad and graduate degrees in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education.
- School of International Service
SIS is the largest school of international relations in the United States.
- School of Public Affairs
SPA is a top-ranked school of justice, government, public administration, and policy.
- Kogod School of Business
Kogod’s nationally recognized graduate and undergraduate business programs blend theory with practice.
School of Communication
SOC offers innovative programs in journalism, film and media arts, and public communication.
- School of Professional and Extended Studies
SPExS offers unique internship and academic opportunities for undergraduates and graduates.
- Washington College of Law
WCL has renowned clinical, international law, intellectual property, and trial advocacy programs.