Washington, DC is a diverse and unique city. American University is located in the northwest quadrant of Washington, in a residential neighborhood with easy access to most areas of the DC-metropolitan area via the city's Metro system.
Living in Washington offers both rewards and challenges, and knowing as much as you can about the city will enhance your experience. Washington is much more than what appears on the nightly news--beyond politics and power, the city is a premiere technology hub and a culturally rich community.
American University does not offer on-campus housing for graduate students. AU's Housing and Dining Programs web page (Off Campus Housing link on left) offers more information on apartment-style housing options for graduate students, including costs.
If you are relocating to Washington, please read Moving to Washington, DC for information on DC neighborhoods and helpful links.