About The American University of Rome
The American University of Rome is the oldest American degree-granting institution in Italy. We deliver a modern American Liberal Arts education licensed by the Middle States Commission for Higher Education in Delaware.
We are a small, exclusive, multi-cultural university. 250 four-years students and 300 study-abroad students. We offer 10 undergraduate degrees and 4 graduate degrees.
Our beautiful, secure campus is based in an old monastery on top of the Gianicolo, Rome's highest hill, in the center of Rome overlooking the Trastevere district.
Over 50 countries are represented within our student body but 55% of students are American and 100% of classes are taught in English.
An undergraduate education at The American University of Rome provides you with the tools needed to succeed in the 21st century.
Critical thinking, problem-solving, writing and intercultural communication are central to our undergraduate curriculum. These are firmly established through our rigorous First Year Program and continued in our General Education Program and programs of study.
During your four-year career, you willl be educated by our richly diverse and dedicated faculty of award-winning scholars and professionals. You will also be assigned an advisor from one of our full-time academic team who will follow and support you throughout your undergraduate journey.
The American University of Rome is home to a highly diverse student body representing over 60 countries on campus and 28 native languages are spoken amongst our faculty and students.
In reflection of this eclectic campus, our professors respect and draw from different points of view, ideas, and real-world experiences, enriching the dialogue within the classroom.
LEARN ON LOCATION
Rome is our classroom. Professors frequently complement their lessons with on-site visits around the city, guiding students through the richly layered experience that is the Eternal City and highlighting its global context throughout the ages.
Rome’s beauty quickly overtakes all who enter its ancient walls. A walk or bus ride through even the most commonplace quarters of the city yields encounters with innumerable monuments, towering pillars, and major imperial buildings that still stand imposingly just as they have for over 2,000 years!
STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
For the majority of our students, Rome is already ‘studying abroad’. However, we believe that the opportunity to study in another institution & another country will broaden and deepen your educational experience. AUR offers study abroad options around the globe from Japan to Germany, Madrid to Cairo, and all stops in between.
AUR prepares you to live and work across cultures as skilled and knowledgeable citizens of an interconnected and ever-changing world through its practical interdisciplinary academic majors, opportunities for learning through travel and internships, and its multi-cultural student body, faculty, and staff.