Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
- 20 to 49 students: 49%
- 50 or more students: 2%
- Fewer than 20 students: 49%
Continuing Professional: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
- College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
- Kogod School of Business (Kogod)
- School of Communication (SOC)
- School of International Service (SIS)
- School of Public Affairs (SPA)
- Washington College of Law (WCL)
- Associate degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Doctorate - Professional practice
- Doctorate - Research/scholarship
- Master's degree
- Post-bachelor's certificate
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management: 5%
- International Relations and National Security Studies: 9%
- Law: 6%
- Political Science and Government, General: 3%
- English (including composition)
- Science (biological or physical)
Special Study Options
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
- Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
- Accelerated program
- Cooperative education program
- Double major
- Honors program
- Independent study
- Student-designed major
- Washington semester
Since online courses were first offered in 2004, AU has been steadily adding virtual courses to schedules. There are about 75 online courses a year.
Best Places to Study
- Bender Library
- Residence hall lounges
- Woods-Brown Amphitheater
Tips to Succeed
- Extracurriculars are a fantastic way to meet people and build your résumé.
- Get out into the city! You'll make connections and experience an entire metropolis.
- Go to your professors' office hours. The faculty is accessible and available to help you.
- Work on campus; party off campus.
Did You Know?
- The most highly-populated school is the College of Arts and Sciences.
- AU is a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, allowing students to enroll in courses offered by other member institutions and students at other member institutions to enroll in courses at AU.
- Chartered by an Act of Congress in 1892, AU bears the Congressional Seal on its diplomas.