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  • American University (Washington DC)
    4400 Massachusetts Avenue
    Washington, District of Columbia
    20016
  • T (202) 885-1000
  • W www.american.edu
  • Undergraduate Students: 7000
  • Postgraduate Students: 3500
  • View Uni in the USA Review
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How many AU students does it take to change a light bulb?

101 – One hundred to pass the bill through Congress and one to change it.

What says...

Don't be confused by the immodest name; just because it calls itself "American" doesn't mean it's going to give you an experience typical of the US. In fact, if there's anything characteristically American about this liberal, multi-national hotbed, it's that it doesn't conform to the stereotypes the name implies - just like the country itself.

One of the big three DC schools (alongside Georgetown and George Washington), American University provides its students with fantastic educational opportunities - not just for the politically minded (although it was ranked the most political by the Princeton Review) but for everyone who wants to participate and take advantage of the super-charged capital of the world's most important country.

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