About American University

Chartered by Congress in 1893, American University has upheld its commitment to educating service-minded students for more than a century. Today, the core values of social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity continue to drive every university initiative. AU's student body is consistently ranked among the nation's most politically and socially active and represents all 50 states as well as more than 130 countries. More than 90 percent of faculty members hold the highest degree in their field and help American University develop leaders who are prepared to make a positive impact on their communities locally, nationally, and globally.

American University proudly supports military members and their families as well as students living internationally. Its commitment to diversity, service, and academic excellence has earned AU praise from a number of top organizations, including:

  • #7 for Marketing by U.S. News & World Report 1
  • #12 for General Management by U.S. News & World Report 2
  • #12 Online MBA Worldwide by QS World University Rankings 3
  • #20 Online MBA in the U.S. by The Princeton Review 4

1 Best Online MBA Programs in Marketing, U.S. News & World Report. Accessed March 2020.Return to footnote reference
2 Best Online General Management MBA Programs, U.S. News & World Report. Accessed March 2020.Return to footnote reference
3 Ranked the No. 12 online MBA out of 40 ranked programs by QS World University Rankings. Ranked in 2019. Accessed March 2020.Return to footnote reference
4 Top 25 Online MBA Programs, The Princeton Review. Ranked for 2020. Accessed March 2020.Return to footnote reference