Making the Right Choice for You
Welcome to American University! Located in Washington, DC, AU offers students a myriad of opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our world-class professors, coupled with our prime location here in the Nation’s Capital, establish American University as a great place to spend your college years.
To learn more about what American University offers, please check out these resources, which provide information related to admissions, financial aid, and campus life:
Admissions: Click here to learn more about diversity on campus, how to apply, and how to visit AU.
Financial Aid: Click here to learn more about the CSS Profile, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other information about requesting aid from the university. http://www.american.edu/financialaid/freshmanprospects.cfm
Scholarships: Click here to explore AU’s merit scholarships & their criteria, as well as how outside scholarships may affect your financial aid.
Special Programs for Incoming Freshmen
STEP: The Summer Transition Enrichment Program (STEP) is a summer academic institute for incoming multicultural and first-generation first-year students at American University. The entire campus is involved with STEP; the Center for Diversity and Inclusion manages the program. STEP introduces a select group of first-year students to the AU community and helps them make a smooth transition to college life. Students are selected to participate in STEP by the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
Emerging Scholars Mentorship Program: Emerging Scholars is a peer mentorship program that pairs incoming freshmen with current sophomores, juniors, and seniors on campus. Upperclass Peer Educators provide support to students as needed through one-on-one conversations, service projects, and community building activities within the city.
On-Campus Student Organizations: AU also has an active student body and over 250 student organizations, including the Black Student Alliance, the Latino and American Student Organization, the Asian American Student Union, and many more.