American University Online | TheBestSchools

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Founded in 1893, American University is the first university to reach carbon neutrality, as 100% of the university's electricity comes from renewable sources. With an urban campus in the heart of Washington, D.C., this research university offers a growing amount of flexible online programs to meet the demands of busy students. Using the online learning platform Blackboard, American University offers nearly 20 online programs to graduate students and more than 100 online courses.

American University Tuition, Accreditation, and Admissions Info


Accreditation and Approvals

American University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.


Undergraduate applicants at American University must submit an application, their SAT or ACT scores, letters of recommendation from a teacher and school guidance counselor, a $70 application fee, and send a mid-year report from their high school counselor. Prospective freshman must also satisfy all prerequisite coursework before admission.

Graduate applicants have different application requirements for each school and program within the university. Schools within the university include the American University Washington College of Law, College of Arts and Sciences, the Kogod School of Business, the School of Communication, the School of International Service, the School of Professional and Extended Studies, and the School of Public Affairs.

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