Welcome to American University!

As a global university, American University (AU) has a long tradition of welcoming students from across the United States and the world to our campus. AU is home to more than 1,830 international students representing diverse cultures and viewpoints from 123 countries. This diversity is also reflected in our faculty, academic programs and exchanges. AU is also home to a large number of U.S. citizen "Global Nomads" who have grown up outside the United States.

AU offers nearly 70 majors and minors and preprofessional advising programs in law and medicine. You may double major or construct your own interdisciplinary major. AU's flexibility allows you to have your major in one AU school and a minor in another AU school. In addition, more than 40 majors offer the option of pursing a combined 5-year bachelors/masters program.

At AU, "access" and "engagement" are not merely catchphrases; the spirit of these words permeates the campus environment. Ninety-five percent of our students engage in experiential learning opportunities, including internships, study abroad, and research.

We appreciate your interest and hope to welcome you to the AU community soon!

Evelyn Levinson
Director of International Admissions

Senem Bakar
Director of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)


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#YouAreWelcomeHere at American University: 2019 Edition


Our diverse body of international students are here to say: you are welcome here!