American University

American University is a private, coeducational campus, chartered by an act of Congress in 1893, currently offers more than 100 academic programs to over 14,000 students. Designated as a national arboretum, AU’s carbon neutral campus is conveniently located in Spring Valley, which is an urban residential neighborhood of Washington, DC, and only a short distance from some of the area’s most historic sites, such as Embassy Row, DuPont Circle, the White House, and the Smithsonian Museums.

How to get there

AU is accessible from all three major airports located in the metropolitan area. Reagan National Airport, near downtown Washington, D.C., is accessible to the AU campus by Metro (subway) and taxi. Dulles International Airport is accessible by Metro (subway) taxi, and a shuttle service. Baltimore/Washington International Airport is accessible by shuttle, Amtrak and MARC trains that run to Washington, D.C.’s Union Station. Guests can then travel on Metro’s Red Line from Union Station to the Tenleytown/AU Metro Stop.

AU is located less than a mile from the Tenleytown/American University Metro Station and shuttle

service is provided daily to the Metro for AU students, faculty, staff, and summer conference guests at no additional charge. The shuttle schedule can be found at Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes from 7:00 am until 12:30 am and hours are extended on weekends.  The AU shuttle is accessible for any individuals with mobility considerations.

Parking can be found on campus for $16.00 per car per day from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. There is no charge for parking after 5:00 p.m. or on weekends unless otherwise designated for special campus events. Parking passes can be purchased in advance at

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