American University is a private research university located in the capital of USA. The university offers a Washington Semester Program, which permits students (from American and other universities) to join in D.C. area internships while taking classes at American University.
American University has the largest school of international affairs in the country. The university is consistently ranked as one of the "Most Politically Active" schools in the nation.
The university comprises of 8 schools and colleges: Washington College of Law; School of Public Affairs; School of Professional and Extended Studies; School of Education; School of International Service; School of Communication; Kogod School of Business and College of arts and Sciences. The most popular areas of study include political science, public policy and international relations. The university follows a semester-based academic calendar.
The university has a total student population of more than 13,000 of which over 7,900 constitute the undergraduate population at the university. Students at American have been rated among the most politically active in the nation, and there are more than 200 student clubs and organizations on campus. The university has student to faculty ratio of 12:1 and an acceptance rate of 35%.
Notable Alumni: Jarrett Bellini (Humorist, host of CNN.com video podcast News of the Absurd), Nicole Petallides (Fox Business Network anchor and correspondent), Bob Edwards (radio host and award winning journalist), Josh Glenn (professional wrestler, NCAA Champion and 3-time All-American)
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