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About the College

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The College of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship, the arts, and service to its local, national, and international communities.

The college provides a rich education in the liberal arts and sciences for all of American University's undergraduate students, offering challenging programs of study for its undergraduate and graduate majors; and fosters outstanding research, practice, and creative activity.

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Fast Facts

  • Students in the College
    Undergraduate students: 2200
    Graduate students: 800
  • Faculty in the College
    Full-time faculty: 423
    Adjunct faculty: 739
  • Average Class Size
    Undergraduate classes: 23
    Graduate classes: 12
  • Degrees Offered
    Undergraduate majors: 58
    Minors: 57
    Undergraduate certificates: 16
    Doctoral: 5
    Master's: 28
    Graduate certificates: 20

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