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Frequency Apartments

The Frequency Apartments Outdoor Area

American University leases apartments at the nearby Frequency apartments to house juniors and seniors.

About The Building

Each unit is furnished and ready for students to move-in. The Frequency offers an ideal off-campus location for AU students looking for apartment-style living and a short commute to the AU campus and DC. The Frequency is located on the AU campus shuttle line, minutes from the Tenleytown/American University Metro Station and Whole Foods, and is in close proximity to Tenleytown restaurants and businesses.

Each resident of the Frequency is provided a bed frame, standard twin mattress, dresser set and night stand. Each apartment will also receive at least one desk (free-standing or built-in) and one desk chair to share. Residents of 2 Bedroom and large 1 bedroom apartments will also receive a couch and dining furniture.

Virtual Tours

Our virtual tours are representative of a given room type. Each space varies based on room sizes and dimensions. Each virtual tour includes some decorative items and a MicroFridge to show what the room looks like when occupied, but these items are not included in rooms.  


Click below to view virtual tours of the Frequency:

Personalize Your Room

Decorative and additional items (bedding, MicroFridge) can be purchased from the HRL coordinated vendors through our Personalize Your Room webpage.  Each room will include the furniture noted on this webpage.

  • Kitchen with stainless steel appliances
    • Including a convection microwave-oven and glass stove top
  • Closet storage
  • Washer/dryer unit
  • Full bathroom
  • Digital thermostat
  • 24/7 staffed front desk
  • Secure main entrance and student apartments
  • Mail & package delivery
  • Private & group study spaces
  • Rooftop patio
  • A gym featuring treadmills, stationary bikes, and weights
  • Indoor bike storage
  • On-site parking at an additional cost
  • Dry-cleaning services at an additional cost

These floor plans are representative and may vary in a specific unit.  Unit measurements listed on floor plans are an average for this unit type and the measurements for the full apartment.


The Frequency Apartments has WiFi connections within each unit. In each apartment, there is a sticker on the WiFi router, located in the living room of 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units, and in the living space of studio units. This sticker contains the login information for each unit's WiFi access point. For WiFi access in community spaces, please see signs on the wall for connection instructions.


16 parking spaces are available at the Frequency for a cost of $782 a semester. Parking can be requested beginning August 3, 2020 by emailing Parking spaces will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Frequency parking permits also do not provide parking privileges on the AU campus. Please contact AU Parking & Commuter Services for parking on the AU campus property.

Maintenance Requests

Frequency residents should submit maintenance requests through email to

Please include your name, apartment number and specific details about the maintenance issue.