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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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Results of Graduation Census as of six months after graduation for May graduates from 2016—2018.

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

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Student Life ·

The Class of 2023

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Announcement ·

American University Announces $3 Million Gift to Support New Athletics Facility

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Explore DC participants work at DC Bilingual Public Charter School

In the Community ·

Incoming Students Get to Know DC History and Culture By Serving the Community

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On Campus ·

Condoleezza Rice and Philip Zelikow on Building a Better World

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On Campus ·

President Burwell Offers Encouragement to Veteran Program Leaders

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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