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Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at American

By Gender
By Major
Business - Management and AdministrationA-
Civil EngineeringF
Computer ScienceA+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A+
Language - French/Spanish/etc.A+
Music - PerformanceA+
Political ScienceA
PreLaw and LegalA+
Public PolicyA
School of InformationB+

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Surrounding City compared with similar schools in class.

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... The social scene is really great - campus is removed enough from downtown that students still form strong bonds on campus, but close enough that ...Read full comment
... just a quick rant - went in the early 90s - was clueless like most kids but worse off since my parents were the same - one parent an academic name...Read full comment
... Other notes: beautiful campus, great city to intern and find jobs in ...Read full comment
American University was not my first choice school, but I decided to go for a year with the intent to transfer out. I went in with an open mind, and I...Read full comment
... AU is ideal for those who like to get out in the city, hang out off campus, enjoy the occasional frat party (again, off campus though), are not l...Read full comment
... While you are in DC, and you have the best access to the city, they still give you a lot of coursework similar to any other private school in the...Read full comment
... There is the whole city of Washington to explore ...Read full comment
... The city is inaccessible without a car since we are at the top ...Read full comment
... American University has a perfect location in a semi-residential part of the safest area in DC; yet with easy metro access, you can get anywhere i...Read full comment
... AU is located in Washington, DC an amazing city in its own right, but because we have a campus you have the best of both worlds ...Read full comment
... DC is a great city to go to school in because there is so much to do ...Read full comment
... Secondly, a lot of people seem to be offset by the campus dining options and how far away the city is ...Read full comment
... The good thing is that DC has a lot things to do in the city, so you can make your own fun ...Read full comment
... I'm from a small city and always wanted to live in a big one, and I was very satisfied ...Read full comment
... Even though AU is on embassy row, the university doesn't fully utilize the offerings of the city, and the academics are subpar ...Read full comment
... DC is an incredible city, and if you know where to look, opportunities will fall into your lap ...Read full comment
... Both school and public transport in AU's surrounding neighborhoods are rather slow, and the overall charm and ideosynchracies of the city of grea...Read full comment
... SIS and SPA are not easily matched in both expertise of faculty and availability of internships in the city ...Read full comment
... The best part of AU is its outreach into the city and abroad ...Read full comment
... -Although it is so close to the city, it takes forever to get downtown (45 minutes if you're lucky ...Read full comment
... The city is the perfect place ...Read full comment
Staff is very unhelpful. It seems like the school spends all its money on building a front, a facade that makes the university appear that it stands u...Read full comment
... Also, you think you'll be close to the city ...Read full comment
... The city is inaccessible without a car since we are at the top ...Read full comment
... This school is all about the surrounding city and being involved ...Read full comment
... DC is a walking city ...Read full comment
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