A college of about
6,000 undergrads in NW Washington, DC. American is consistently ranked in the Top 100 Colleges in the United States (currently #85 by U.S. News
& World Report). It has students
from all 50 states and 140 countries. Besides George
Washington University it is the only university in America chartered by an act of Congress. You won't get your
typical "college" experience here, as many students
are off campus
and involved in outside jobs, internships, etc. in the District of Columbia. American sports a small, though charming and beautiful, campus
. Some of the students
can be stuck
up and talk about
how they "got into Harvard, Georgetown, and Columbia, but got a full ride at AU", but overall most of the kids are down to Earth
and friendly. Most everyone's politically active/knowledgable, and campus
life is generally stimulating. It's a dry campus
though, and the RA's/Campus
Security can get God-complexes
sometimes, so take a shuttle/10 minute walk to the metro and go to Adams Morgan or Georgetown on weekends. Generally though a pretty chill place to go to school.
"Dude did you know
Goldie Hawn lost her virginity
at American University?"
"Why does AU campus security have segways
"I dunno, but I mean they're already packing it on, what good is obese security?"