American University Reviews
Studying international relations and history at AU really sharpened my critical thinking, researching, and writing skills. My best advice would be to look for the best professors because they make a huge difference. I was very lucky and had amazing professors. Happy I went here!
Study was a very pleasant experience, got very good knowledge, also met people from different countries with whom I shared many pleasant experiences knowledge
American University offers a range of Arts and Science programs that are also politically focused. It is located in Washington DC and has a lot of amenities available to its students. There are also a variety of programs that support student life and school spirit.
The quality of the education offered at the University of Puerto Rico is excellent. The university is divided in 11 campuses, with each campus having a stronger academic program than the others. For example if you're interested in medicine, the Rio Piedras campus would be the best choice, if you're interested in Hotel management, then the Carolina campus would be best.
American University offered a highly specialized degree utilizing experienced professors that yielded a strong graduate program. The campus was small but beautiful and ran free AU shuttles to various points around town making getting to and leaving campus a breeze. Overall the experience was phenomenal and I would highly recommend it.
Great audio program, however just as much could be found online and in books for little to no money. Didnt gurantee a job.
The internship opportunities are great, but the students on campus are not incredibly friendly and the administration does nothing to lower the total cost of tuition/room/board. It's a incredibly expensive education. You would be better off going to a state school and coming to DC for the summer internships.
My college and graduate education have empowered me to become the person I want to be, and have given me the tools to succeed in my chosen profession. That said, my education at private colleges and universities came at a great cost (I am nearly a quarter-million dollars in debt), and I am still facing difficulty entering the job market as a recent graduate. I think that a college education is important to succeed, but that the current system of student loans and unending debt has got to change. For what I owe in student debt, I could own two houses in the town where I grew up, but instead I have a great education and a great amount of stress and uncertainty in my life.
American University (AU) isa great place to learn. but you must be proactive, advocate for yourself and make sure to build a challenging and well balanced course load, take advantage of internships, study abroad, and definitely the honors program and capstone projects.
I enjoyed my experience at American. I loved that it had a real college while being situated in the city. The academic level of the classes were a good match for me, and I liked that the classes weren't too big for me to form a relationship with professors. There is kind of a large presence of Greek life on the campus, which I was surprised by, but I certainly didn't have any trouble finding friends not involved in Greek life. One piece of advice--it doesn't matter how prestigious a reputation a college has...it matters much more if its a good fit for YOU.