American University Visit Report by MImama
Visit to American University in August 2009 by MImama(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2010)
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Admissions Interview: No - No interviews available when D checked (about a month prior to visit)
Information Session: Yes - AO was very animated and excited about AU. She is an alum, so had insight into undergrad life.
Campus Tour: No - No official tours were available since it was the week prior to classes starting. We managed to find a volunteer through CC who took us around campus. Great private tour!
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Campus Visit Notes for American University
Information session was held in the Green Room at Katzen Arts Center. We took a cab to campus, and found the building just fine, but had to ask where Admissions was located (no signage in lobby) Strange feel to Green Room area - not the typical admissions office. Information session was very good, upbeat AO. No official tours available that week, but there is a self-guided tour map. Campus is quite compact and easy to navigate. There are only 8 dorms on campus, all high-rise. Academic buildings are clustered around the quad, and very well-kept. Construction of new SIS building is underway, but does not impact traffic thru campus. We ate lunch in the student cafeteria - great food, fresh, lots of variety (even someone to scoop ice cream for you!)
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
Holiday Inn - Georgetown. We did not have a car, so complimentary shuttle was very convenient and drivers were very friendly.