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Online Learning at American University

Helping learners harness their curiosity, realize their purpose, and develop the skills and confidence needed to change the world.


AU Online courses provide an engaging digital learning environment that fosters discussion, student involvement, and personalized attention. Student participation is an integral part of the AU process, preparing students to become active, engaged leaders in any career or pursuit.


At AU, passion becomes purpose. Our curriculum challenges students to combine serious theoretical study with meaningful real-world learning experiences, sharpening their critical skills and becoming agile thinkers.


AU faculty are both world-class academics and serious practitioners. AU Online is facilitated by the same professors that teach on campus, who teach, mentor, and invest in the success of every student.


Built for changemakers on the move, an AU education is available anywhere, anytime. With students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 130 countries, an AU degree is a global experience.

Why American U Online

Ranked number 1

Most Active Student Government

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Ranked number 9

Best Online Colleges for Value

Guide to Online Schools 2020

Ranked number 46

Best Colleges for Veterans

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Ranked number 76

Best National University

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