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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 1,600 international students representing diverse cultures and viewpoints from nearly 140 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 a broad choice of 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. Students who share a desire to understand and shape tomorrow's world are attracted to AU because of its culture of engagement and service.

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)