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AU at a Glance

A global outlook, practical idealism, and a passion for public service define American University. AU's academic strengths are grounded in social responsibility and interdisciplinary study.

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Why AU? Engaged students, dedicated faculty, connected alums.

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Learn more about AU's campus, programs, faculty, students and alumni, virtually.

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Speeches on Campus

Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks at American University

We bring the world's movers, shakers, and thinkers to campus.

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AU by the Numbers


of students study abroad

21 thousand

media placements in 2008

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countries represented in AU's student population