American University's historic academic strengths are rooted in social responsibility and our dedication to cultural and intellectual diversity. We're defined by our global outlook, practical idealism and passion for public service.
Founded in 1893 and located at the top of Embassy Row in the nation's capital, American University was chartered by Congress in as a national university dedicated to public service. We're home to some of the most prestigious faculty in the world.
American University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
In 2013 the Princeton Review ranked American University:
No. 4 Most Politically Active Students
No. 10 Best Career Services
Great Rating Honor Roll
U.S. News & World Report ranked us No. 77 Best National University in the 2013 edition of America's Best Colleges.
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