AMERICAN UNIVERSITY in Washington, DC is a dynamic college-centered research university that combines the individualized attention of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university.

Characterized by our distinguished faculty, our active students, and our Washington, DC location, we are known for our academic innovation and our high-impact learning practices. Our faculty are both world-class researchers and engaging lecturers. Our active and engaged students seek to make a meaningful impact on the world around them. We do all this while taking full advantage of our Washington, DC location by using it as our laboratory for learning and our extended classroom.

Application Deadlines
Early Decision I             November 15
Early Decison II             January 15
Regular Decision          January 15

Required Documents 
American University  accepts both the Coalition for College application and the Common Application without preference for one over another. For more information on application options, vist our admissions web page

First-year applicants should also submit:

$75 Application Fee or Fee Waiver
One Teacher Recommendations
One Counselor Recommendation
School Report (including Transcript)
The SAT or the ACT (unless applying test-optional)


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