American University Washington D.C.

American University (AU) is a top private doctoral institution located in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. The University has the following colleges and schools: College of Arts and Sciences; Kogod School of Business; School of Communication; School of International Service; School of Public Affairs; Washington College of Law.

American University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and recognized by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church. The Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society. The School of Communication is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The School of Education, Teaching and Health is accredited by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (elementary and secondary). Kogod School of Business is accredited by the AACSB International. The Department of Psychology, doctoral training program in clinical psychology, is accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Achievements and Rankings:

- Ranked 82nd among Tier 1 National Universities by US News & World Report 2012.

- According to the Princeton Review Best Colleges (2009), American University is rated #1 for Most Politically Active Students, #5 for Great College Town, #13 for Best Quality of Life, #13 for Best Career Services.

- The Corporation for National and Community Service has named AU to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

- The 2008 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Report recognizes American University for high quality in the following categories: Level of Academic Challenge, Student–Faculty Interaction, Active and Collaborative Learning, and Enriching Educational Experiences.

- The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students (2006) ranks American University in the Top 20 Best of the Best.

- In the Foreign Policy Magazine (November 2005), AU is rated #8 in Schools for Policy Careers, #8 in Graduate Programs, #11 in Undergraduate Programs, #25 in Schools for Academic Careers.

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