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Six months after graduation,

% of Graduates are now Working, Grad School, or Both

% of Graduates Participated in an Internship

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First-Generation Proud

It’s great to realize I’m capable of more than I think.

As a first-gen student, my parents didn’t know what to expect from the college experience, so I had to learn about the higher ed environment and the different resources on campus. Every student has to find their way during their first year, and it’s challenging being in charge of your own routine for the first time.

I’ve learned how to take initiative to seek out resources–like the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Career Center–and make my own decisions. It’s made me more independent and aware of my choices.
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New Course on White House History

During a unique new class, "A History of the White House," students visited DC sites related to White House history, including the White House itself, and heard from speakers like former White House curator Betty Monkman.

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AU News & Events

Chloe Ifill, Keirah Daniels, Desmond Curtis, and Aaron Jackson

Education ·

AU Strengthens Ties to Community
by ‘Working with Washington’

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doctor holding patient's hand

In the Community ·

AU Public Health Students’ Work Continues Unabated

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Head shot of Steve Munson

Announcement ·

Steve Munson Named American University’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer

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AU SPA ranked #13 out of 276 schools of public affairs

Announcement ·

American University’s School of Public Affairs Receives High Recognition in New U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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Members of American University's Model UN team.

Achievements ·

AU Model UN Now Ranked #2 in North America

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AU Is Carbon Neutral

Carbon Neutrality at AU = 10,000 passenger vehicles off the road per year

AU's electricity comes from 100 percent renewable sources

First University, Urban Campus, and Research University to reach carbon neutrality