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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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Results of Graduation Census as of six months after graduation for May graduates from 2016—2018.


AU has definitely opened up my perspective ...

"I am so lucky, because I’ve had the chance to do some very unique things. Everything that I’ve done, and every decision that I’ve made, has led me to this place right now … AU has definitely opened up my perspective on the world, in so many ways that I didn’t even think possible."

From ballerina to professional chef to earning two degrees at American University, Annelise Straw is not your average student.?Learn more?about the Rhodes Scholar finalist’s nontraditional journey to AU.


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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Bold Steps American University Annual Report 2018-19


American University Shares Bold Steps With Annual Report

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New Oral History Project Reveals Untold Stories About the Civil Rights Movement

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The Hard Questions: Center Will Confront Pressing Issues in Higher Ed

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Susan Zirinsky Awarded 2019 Cyrus A. Ansary Medal

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Legacy Family’s Connection to AU Spans Decades

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AU Is Carbon Neutral

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

AU's electricity comes from100 percentrenewable sources

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