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In a time of unprecedented challenges, the American University community steps up to take on issues and make an impact. At AU, we learn, research, and work to spark positive change in our neighborhood and world.

See Change in Action

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Meet Jonathan R. Alger – AU’s 16th President

Jonathan R. Alger, AU’s 16th president, arrived on campus this summer. President Alger, who comes to AU from James Madison University where he served as president for 12 years, is an experienced and visionary higher education leader. The AU community is excited to welcome him as we begin the next chapter of AU’s remarkable history.

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Where to Start

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Do you want to get a feel for our classes, campus, and community? Come to our Welcome Center or bring the AU experience to you through virtual events, webinars, and more.


Experience AU  For Parents & Families

Education through Experience

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Forge your path at AU from more than 200 immersive opportunities to conduct research, study abroad, intern, serve in leadership roles, and help make a tangible impact on AU, DC, and world communities.


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AU Graduates' Success


Within six months of graduation, 91 percent of AU bachelor's degree graduates are working, in grad school, or both—and AU's 2023 undergraduate class reported an average salary of $65,909.


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AU’s 90-acre campus in Washington, DC, is an accredited arboretum and a bustling community for inquiry, discovery, service, and fun. We’d love to see you on campus—register today for a tour of AU.


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