Silver League
American University

USA

American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20016, United States

291 World
rank
100 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1893
Short name:
AU / American
Type:
Private
Students:
11600
Faculty:
970
Faculty/Students Ratio:
12
:
1
Web-site:
www.american.edu
Region:
North America
Location:
Washington, D.C
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 291 56.393
Teaching 94 77.358
Research 473 38.793
International Diversity 511 33.62
Financial Sustainability 443 51.593
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 375 45.1
Research Perfomance Rankings 647 20.989
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TEACHING
World Rank: 94
Country rank: 45
Score: 77.358
League: Diamond League
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40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 473
Country rank: 133
Score: 38.793
League: Copper League
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 511
Country rank: 114
Score: 33.62
League: World League
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10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 443
Country rank: 132
Score: 51.593
League: Copper League
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Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

Founded in 1893 and located at the top of Embassy Row in the nation`s capital, American University (AU) in Washington, D.C., is home to a prestigious faculty, guest speakers, and visiting world leaders who are influential practitioners and thought leaders. Students learn from award-winning scholars and researchers, policy makers, authors, artists, filmmakers, lawyers, scientists, and journalists. Balancing theory and practice, they take full advantage of the capital city, a remarkable laboratory for learning. Faculty and students are deeply connected through research partnerships and networking with top organizations in government, business, and the nonprofit worlds. AUs smart, passionate, focused, and engaged students and faculty focus their knowledge to create meaningful change. With historic academic strengths in international service and public affairs, AU has an unmatched sense of social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity, and is defined by its global perspective, practical idealism, and dedication to public service. AU offers five nationally recognized schools for undergraduate and graduate study: the School of Public Affairs, the School of International Service, Kogod School of Business, the School of Communication, the College of Arts and Sciences. AU also offers 5 law degrees through its distinguished Washington College of Law, as well as specialized programming in the School of Professional and Extended Studies.

Mission Statement

The place of American University among major universities with first-rate research and academic programs grounded in the arts and sciences is secured by its enduring commitment to uncompromising quality in the education of its students. But AU’s distinctive feature—rare in higher education—is its capacity on a global scale to turn ideas into action and action into meaningful change by emphasizing the arts and sciences, then connecting them to the issues of contemporary public affairs, notably in the areas of government, communication, business, law, and international service. AU’s faculty are both innovators and committed teachers. Students are connected with these influential, experienced, and prominent scholar practitioners through traditional education, internships, and global and public service opportunities. Recognized for its emphasis on personalized teaching and experiential education, AU leverages the unparalleled resources and connections of Washington, D.C., as a true laboratory for learning. Since its founding by an Act of Congress in 1893 as a private, independent, coeducational institution, AU has held a reputation of cultural and intellectual diversity. This is reflected in the scope of its teaching and research programs and the diversity of its faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and student body, today representing more than 135 countries. The university actively encourages a commitment to public service, inclusive participation in university governance, equity and equal access, and an appreciation of diverse cultures and viewpoints.