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Among its prestigious rankings in Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” list, students at American University appreciate being among the top in “Great College Town” and “Best Quality of Life.” But the ranking that is most telling about this school is its number one place in “Most Politically Active Students.”

And why not? This private doctoral institution, located in northwest Washington, DC attracts students who are eager to live in the center of national and global affairs. American University, or AU, is a school that lives and breathes politics. Students here are involved in issues from political campaigns to promoting international human rights. The university has the 12th largest number of graduates in Peace Corps service, and ranks fourth in the number of Peace Corps volunteers as a percentage of the total undergraduate population.

The enrollment at AU numbers 13,047 students. The university offers 57 undergraduate, 53 graduate, and 10 doctoral degree programs, as well as a JD program and 105 study-abroad opportunities. More than 80 percent of undergraduates and 60 percent of graduate students participate in at least one internship.
Known for promoting international understanding, the school boasts the regular presence of world leaders on its campus and calls itself “a networking goldmine.”

Notable alumni of include journalists David Gregory and Neil Cavuto, President and COO of Goldman Sachs Gary Cohn, TV personality “Judge Judy, “Judith Sheindlin ; Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, former US Senator Robert Byrd and actress America Ferrera, most famous for her character Betty in television’s “Ugly Betty” series.

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