American University is on a 84-acre campus in the suburban setting of Washington, DC, not far from Washington.
American University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? American University has fraternities and sororities.
American University has the Kennedy Political Union. In fact, more students participate in the Kennedy Political Union than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at American University include Habitat for Humanity, Student government, Amnesty International and Multiple Ethnic and religious organizations.
The American University community comes together each year for Kennedy Political Union Award-Winning Speaker Series, Founder's Day and Campus Beautification Day.
This table offers information on housing at American University.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||4,080|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––|
American University offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing. There are 4,080 spots available in on-campus housing for all 8,463 undergraduates. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
American University offers coed housing.
At American University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at American University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
American University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The American University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
American University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit American University, take Interstate 95 to Washington, DC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Reagan National airport.
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