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Six months after graduation,

% of Graduates are now Working, Grad School, or Both

% of Graduates Participated in an Internship

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A Unique Path

AU has definitely opened up my perspective ...

"I am so lucky, because I’ve had the chance to do some very unique things. Everything that I’ve done, and every decision that I’ve made, has led me to this place right now … AU has definitely opened up my perspective on the world, in so many ways that I didn’t even think possible."

From ballerina to professional chef to earning two degrees at American University, Annelise Straw is not your average student. Learn more about the Rhodes Scholar finalist’s nontraditional journey to AU.


New Course on White House History

During a unique new class, "A History of the White House," students visited DC sites related to White House history, including the White House itself, and heard from speakers like former White House curator Betty Monkman.

Learn About the Course

AU News & Events

Chloe Ifill, Keirah Daniels, Desmond Curtis, and Aaron Jackson

Education ·

AU Strengthens Ties to Community
by ‘Working with Washington’

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Federal workers in class

On Campus ·

Public Servants Gather for Second Edition of Classes Without Quizzes

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Head shot of Steve Munson

Announcement ·

Steve Munson Named American University’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer

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Panel at Women & Politics Institute event

Government & Politics ·

Experts Analyze Survey Showing Wave of Women Engaged in Politics

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Members of American University's Model UN team.

Achievements ·

AU Model UN Now Ranked #2 in North America

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AU Is Carbon Neutral

Carbon Neutrality at AU = 10,000 passenger vehicles off the road per year

AU's electricity comes from 100 percent renewable sources

First University, Urban Campus, and Research University to reach carbon neutrality