American University
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: United States
Found Year: 1893
Address: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Introduction

American University (AU) is a student-centered research institution defined by its global outlook, practical idealism, and passion for public service. Located in Washington, DC, AU is home to engaged citizens, world-renowned faculty, influential practitioners, and thought leaders. Students choose a personalized curriculum of experiential learning and theoretical study in classes taught by award-winning faculty (94 percent of whom hold the highest degrees in their field). They take full advantage of AU’s location in the nation’s capital–a laboratory for learning–and gain access to pinnacle organizations in government, business, and nonprofits through research partnerships and internships. The university features eight schools and colleges: the world’s largest school of international service; a top-ranked school of public affairs; a college of arts and sciences; schools of business, communication, and education; the Washington College of Law; and the School of Professional and Extended Studies. As a global university, AU welcomes students from across the world. It is home to more than 1,500 international students from nearly 140 countries who represent diverse cultures and viewpoints. The university is committed to a culture of sustainability. In 2018, it became the first university in the US to reach carbon neutrality. AU distinguishes itself through its commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry, international understanding, and the practical application of knowledge.

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Public Administration
19
Law
51-75
Political Sciences
51-75
Communication
101-150
Economics
151-200
Sociology
151-200
Finance
151-200
Geography
201-300
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