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American University

American University is a top-ranked university in Washington, DC, known for high-impact academic coursework, internship programs, and diverse student body.

  • #77 National Universities U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • #68 Research UniversitiesForbes, 2019


Undergraduate Degrees

With 65+ undergraduate and 20+ graduate programs, American University offers highly ranked degrees in business, international relations, public affairs, STEM sciences, communications, and more.

  • Kogod School of Business
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of International Service
  • School of Communication
  • School of Public Affairs
  • School of Education

Life in Washington, DC

The capital of the United States, Washington, DC, is known for American history, international politics, and diverse arts and cultural offerings.



Important Dates

Spring 2020

Application Deadline

December 1, 2019

Payment Deadline

December 25, 2019

Move-in Date

January 8, 2020

Program Start Date

January 13, 2020


Get in touch with a Shorelight enrollment advisor about tuition costs. Fees, housing, and dining plans vary by degree and program track.

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How To Apply

We offer a streamlined application process for international students.

  1. Complete your application

    Our advisors walk you through everything you need – transcripts, English scores, passport & more.

  2. Submit additional documentation

    Once you receive a conditional offer, you will need to submit your I-20, certificate of finance, and other paperwork.

  3. Apply for your F-1 student visa

    Our staff guides you through the visa application process and helps you prepare for your visa interview, too.

Academic Requirements

Entry requirements vary by program track and graduate level. Please contact an advisor for more detail.

American University


  • #77 National Universities
  • 14,311 total enrollment
  • 13% international students
  • Diverse international city

International Accelerator at American University

There are 2 months left to apply.

Deadline December 1, 2019

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