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American University
International Accelerator

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Medium

  • Tuition

    $50,000—$60,000 Year

  • Affiliation

    Private

  • Type of School

    University

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    No

  • Conditional Admission Available

    No

  • Top Programs

    Business, Public Affair, International Business

  • Setting

    City, Suburban

  • Accreditation and Certification

    MSCHE

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 70+ , IELTS: Band 5.5+

  • Social Media

Welcome to International Accelerator at American University!

Why study at just any American university when you can study at the American University? See for yourself why so many international students choose this program in the U.S. capital city.

WASHINGTON, DC: DIPLOMACY & GLOBAL CULTURE

This diverse city on the eastern coast of the U.S. is a hotspot for politics, activism, international culture, and more. Plus, it’s easy to visit New York City and other exciting cities, too.

  • Capital city of the United States of America.
  • Home to hundreds of international non-governmental organizations, embassies, and corporations like Lockheed Martin and Marriott International.
  • Population of 710,000+ people, with approximately six million people in the metropolitan area.
  • Average temperature of 6° Celsius in winter and 30° Celsius in summer.
  • A national center for museums, art, music, theatre, sports, and other culture.
  • Close to two international airports and a domestic airport.

ACADEMICS: SMALL CLASSES, BIG RESULTS

More than 93% of recent AU graduates are employed or getting an additional degree within six months of graduating. Your time at American is an important first step in a long, successful career.

  • One of the Top 100 Universities in the U.S.
  • 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
  • 7,000+ undergraduate and 4,000+ graduate students.
  • 71 bachelor’s programs and 87 master’s degrees.
  • 91% of undergraduate students and 54% of graduate students participate in an internship.
  • 94% of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field.

STUDENT LIFE: SAFE, WELCOMING & EXCITING

At AU, you don’t even need to leave campus to find amazing art, live performances, and political activism. Of course, explore DC and you’ll find a global city ready to inspire, entertain, and educate.

  • Beautiful, safe campus near the upscale neighborhoods and embassies of northwest DC.
  • Home to nearly 1,830 international students from 123 countries.
  • Past guest speakers include President Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama, and Deloitte, LLP representatives.
  • 150+ student organizations and clubs, including the Global Politics Student Association.
  • 14 sports teams, including football/soccer, basketball, and volleyball.
  • 11 community and apartment residence halls to choose from, and many on-campus dining locations that serve international cuisine.

FAMOUS AU ALUMNI

Graduates of American University include Princess Iman of Jordan, Shawn Wang (Chief Financial Officer at Baidu), Liliana Ayalde (U.S. Ambassador to Brazil), and Ayman Mohyeldin (news correspondent for Al Jazeera English).

The Ultimate International Student Experience 

Adjusting to college life in the U.S. can be challenging. To make your transition as easy and productive as possible, the Undergraduate Accelerator at American University is a one-year program that sets you up for success with:

Flexibility

Choose from two Undergraduate Accelerator options for just the right amount of support. And in the U.S., you can customize your education and change which degree you study.

Dedicated Support

Make your transition easy with academic, tutoring, career, and personal support from trained advisors. We’ll even pick you up when you arrive at the airport.

Small Class Sizes

Receive more individual attention and customized support with fewer students in your classes. Some of your courses are exclusively for international students like you.

American Cultural Experiences

Get to know your new city by going to fun events with the Undergraduate Accelerator group. For instance, going to an American Eagles basketball game or getting a custom tour of the U.S. Capitol.

Live, Learn, Grow

Gain the knowledge you need for daily life at AU and the learning skills required in U.S. classrooms, with this core Undergraduate Accelerator course.​​​​​​​

Personalized Guidance

Save time and avoid stress thanks to advisors ready to help you and your family. We’re there every step of the way, from applying to the program, to getting your visa, to registering your mobile.​​​​​​​

Washington, DC

From sports stadiums and theaters to beautiful parks, Washington, DC, has everything you need. Located on the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States, Washington, DC, is a short trip away from many other major cities, which are quickly accessible from any of the region’s three airports. The District of Columbia enjoys four seasons, including cherry tree blossoms in the spring, warm summers, beautiful foliage in the fall, and mild winters.

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American University
International Accelerator

International Accelerator Program at American University
4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Suite 532
Washington DC 20016
P: 202-885-6986
Bachelor Degree
  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art History
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Biology/Microbiology
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Film Studies
  • Finance
  • Foreign Language Teaching
  • Global & Area Studies
  • Graphics/Multimedia & Web Design
  • Health and Wellness
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Relations
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Theatre
  • Women's and Gender Studies
Masters
  • Accounting
  • Art History
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Data Analytics
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Biology/Microbiology
  • Finance
  • Health and Wellness
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Statistics
  • Video Game Design
Certificate/Short Term
  • Summer Intensive English

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