Nestled in a residential district of Washington, DC, our 90-acre campus gives you the advantages of a traditional college setting combined with unparalleled access to the energy, culture, and opportunities of our nation's capital.
We're an intimate community within an urban city, where the stunning sights of our city are never far from view. Relax with your friends on our beautiful grounds (a designated arboretum) one moment; take an impromptu trip to the National Mall the next.
Whether you're learning in our century-old structures and state-of-the-art facilities, experiencing the arts in our museums and theatres, or venturing out into the city, American University offers endless opportunities.
Find more information about the many initiatives on campus to reduce environmental impact, be a good neighbor to our community, and build a better American.
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Princeton Review Green Rating Honor Roll (2015)
We're dedicated to "Building a Better American." Discover our many facilities projects that support AU's academic aspirations and enhance campus ambiance.