American University:Washington,DC

The American University has the unique distinction of being one of the few private Universities stationed in the National Capital of the U.S. with utmost proximity to Government and Industrial linkages. The University is known for student centric practices with an incredibly vibrant learners community. Strategically located in Washington, the American University enjoys unprecedented reputation regionally, nationally, and globally. 

Here are some key facts that you should consider while applying to AU – 

Motto: Pro deo et patria (For God and Country)

Founding Year & Accreditation: American University is a private institution that was founded in 1893 and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The Kogod School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

Location: Washington, DC, United States.

UG &PG Student Intake: Observed a total of 7,909 and 3,464 enrollments in undergraduate and postgraduate courses respectively in 2016.

International Diversity: AU is home to more than 1,370 international students representing diverse cultures and viewpoints from 129 countries.

Rankings :American University ranks 74 in National Universities, 77 in Business Programs  and 57 in Research Universities (Forbes).

Campus: Spread across 84 acres,AU has over 240 recognised organisations on campus , ranging from political and social. It has two non-contiguous campuses used for academics and student housing .

Popular Disciplines: International Relations and Affairs, Business Administration and Management, General, Political Science and Government, General and Economics.

Popular Recruiters: KPMG, EY, Deloitte, Discovery Communications, FTI Consulting, Raytheon, World Bank. It is also considered as a top school in the nation for Internships.

Accomplished Alumni : Film and TV producer Barry Josephson, FOX & Friends co-anchor, Alisyn Camerota, World renowned security expert and critic Bruce Schneider, Former Congressional Rep. Connie Morella.

Uni Trivia : 

1) In the early 1960s, the Department of Defense  and the Central Intelligence Agency  operated a think tank under the guise of Operation Camelot at American University.

2) During World War II, the campus again offered its services to the U.S. government and became home to the U.S. Navy Bomb Disposal School and a WAVE barracks

3)  The campus has been designated a public garden and arboretum by the American Public Garden Association, with many foreign and exotic plants and trees dotting the landscape.

4)American University is also home to a unique program known as the Washington Semester Program. This program partners with institutions around the world to bring students to AU for a semester.