A living-learning community creates an environment in which you can more easily build relationships with other talented students, share academic interests and experiences, and adjust to college life in D.C. together. You will live together in Anderson Hall, and you will live on the same floor as other CBR Scholars. The foundational courses provide a stimulating, small-group learning experience. Each course is limited to 19 students, which promotes more discussion and interaction than is possible in large lecture classes. Your fall 3-credit course also fulfills the AU Core Complex Problems seminar requirement. All courses are taught by outstanding members of the AU faculty who are respected scholars in their fields.
There is a supplementary application, including three CBRS-specific essay questions, that students must submit along with the common application in order to be considered for admission to the program. We are looking for high-achieving students who demonstrate the ability to participate in research early in their college career and who have a passion for social justice and community service.
CBRS is a one-year living-learning community for first-year students. In the second year and beyond, you have the option to be a peer mentor, participate in the Wicked Problem Challenge, or opt to enroll in the undergraduate certificate for community-based research to enrich your community-based research and service skills.