American University

Top 100 U.S. News & World Report National Ranking

Top 100 nationally ranked university in the United States by U.S. News & World Report

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The main campus of American University spans 90 acres on Ward Circle, in the Spring Valley neighborhood of Northwest D.C. in Washington. American University's undergraduate program was tied for 76th overall among "national universities" in U.S. News & World Report's 2021 rankings, tied for 25th in "Best Undergraduate Teaching", tied for 35th in “Most Innovative Schools”, and 82nd in "Best Value Schools".


Co-op and internship

Co-op and internships are available for international students.


Accommodations are available for international students.


Merit based scholarships are available for international students.

Post-study work visa

Post-study work is available for international students.


Studying Accounting (Graduate)
“I came to American University for several reasons. I think Washington D.C. is a great city. There is so much great beauty here, and great museums. There are a lot of opportunities for finding internships, or communicating with native English speakers."
Studying Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Graduate)
“When I started my first class, it was a big surprise to me because both the professors and advisors are very caring and very nice. They’re always here to help us.”


For Bachelors:
Art, Design & Media
  • Art Theatre
  • Audio Production
  • Audio Technology
  • Communication Studies
  • Dance
  • Film and Media Arts
  • Foreign Language and Communication Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • Journalism Public Relations and Strategic Communication
  • Music Musical
  • Public Relations and Strategic Communication
  • Theatre Studio
Business & Management
  • Accounting
  • Business Language & Cultural Studies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Systems & Technology
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
Computer Science & IT
  • Computational Science
  • Computer Science
Environment & Agriculture
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
Law, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • African American and African Diaspora Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arab World Studies
  • Arabic
  • Arabic Studies
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Audio Production
  • Audio Technology
  • Chinese
  • Elementary Education
  • Foreign Language and Communication Media
  • French
  • French Studies
  • French/Europe
  • German
  • German Studies
  • German/Europe
  • Health Promotion
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish Studies
  • Korean
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian
  • Russian Studies
  • Russian/Area
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Studies
  • Swahili
  • Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies
Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences
  • Health Promotion
Natural Science & Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Economics
  • Neuroscience
  • Statistics

Tuition & Cost

The costs listed below are an estimate based on what most students pay. The final price for tuition, housing and other expenses will vary based on program, English level, housing selection and other factors. For more exact pricing, please contact our advisors.
For Bachelors:
$ 69,000 Average cost per year
$ 54,500Tuition
$ 11,000Housing
$ 3,500Other

Merit based scholarships are available for international students.

Required Documents

Below are the minimum documents required for our admissions team to conduct a review of your application to this institution. Additional documents may be required for specific programs or for the institution to issue you an unconditional letter of admission. Please contact an advisor for more information.

Passport Copy

English Test Result

School Transcript

Submission Deadlines

For Bachelors:
Fall 2022
Application Deadline:July 15, 2022
Program Start:August 22, 2022