The American University of Rome
- Average Tution EUR 20,000
- Acceptance Rate 68%
- Students 550
- International Students 100%
- Internships 82%
- Scholarships Yes
- Student-Faculty Ratio 16:1
The American University of Rome (AUR) was founded in 1969 and is one of the oldest degree-granting American universities in Italy. AUR is a modern university delivering a liberal arts education for the 21st century. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are interdisciplinary and have a core focus on career development and practical application of theoretical knowledge - one of the reasons why the university offers an overall internship uptake rate of 82%.
The AUR campus, set atop the Gianicolo, Rome's highest hill, is a small, secure and very personal home to a highly diverse student body. In 2016 there were over forty countries represented on campus. The University size is one of the key strengths it characterises that enables students to form close life-long collegiate bonds with both faculty and fellow students.
Whilst studying at AUR, students are offered opportunities to participate in some of the most amazing and inspirational field trips. These are arranged on a program by program basis and have previously included experiences such as visiting the House of Lords in the UK to interview a peer of the realm, participating in archaeological digs in Tuscany & Albania (and the Colosseum), speaking at the Model United Nations at the Hague, and discussing international relations in Greece, Kosovo, Turkey, Catalonia, Brussels, and Ghana. Other destinations over the course of the last 15 months have included Boston, Pompeii, Vienna, Philadelphia and New York.
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- Minimum GPA 2.50
- Minimum incoming TOEFL 79
- Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
Financial Aid & Scholarship
The American University of Rome is committed to assisting students whose academic merit and financial need warrant support. AUR aims to give every student the opportunity to take advantage of a high-quality education and, accordingly, offers scholarships for each academic program.
Students must submit an application, recommendation letter, and essay in order to be considered. Scholarship applications will not be considered if the student provides the same letter of recommendation they submitted for admissions.
Program scholarships offered by AUR are renewable annually until degree requirements are met for a maximum of four years (depending which comes first) and if the student maintains a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.3. All scholarships are only applicable during the spring and fall semesters unless specific to a summer or winter session. Students must be accepted and enrol full-time in order to be considered for a scholarship.
Student Assistantship Program
The American University of Rome offers a limited number of student assistantship to full-time AUR degree-seeking students. Students who participate in this program provide administrative assistance to the University in exchange for either an allowance or partial remission of fees and tuition. Student assistantship hours can range between 10-20 hours a week and are for the academic year.New students must complete at least one semester at AUR before applying for student assistantships.Transfer students can apply their first semester for student assistantship (max. 10 hours per week)
Established in 1969
The American University of Rome has study abroad programs with China, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Greece, Spain and the US.
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2004-2007, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
I studied at AUR for my entire Business degree. AUR provided a great foundation for academic excellence and real-world experience. The professors were extremely knowledgeable and always went above and beyond expectations. AUR provided a personalized, family learning experience. I attended various trips with the University which all proved to be great learning experiences. I appreciated the multi-cultural environment and sharing of knowledge. I can definitely say that the skills and training that I received from AUR have been carried with me through all my internships and jobs. I created great friendships and bonds at AUR and am proud to have attended it.
Anastasia Victoria Safarian
2007-2008, Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
When in Rome
I transferred to the American University of Rome right after I completed my 4 months study abroad experience through International Studies Abroad. I think I was hooked on Rome from the day I unpacked my suitcases. Of course, once classes started my first semester, the experience at the university made it hard to even think about the fact that I was not going to come back. Thinking about it, I did not had to convince myself that I had to transfer, I was already sold. While attending the American University of Rome, I was fortunate to study in Rome, to get a glimpse on politics in Brussels, to take a short class on business in Sicily and to spend some time studying business and Chinese language in China. I was able to be involved on and off campus and even got an opportunity to work at the university. Friends that I have made, who come from all corners of the world, are just an icing on the cake. My only regret after graduating is that I did not study all 4 years at AUR.
Personal education, amazing location.
My years at AUR were amazing. To avoid being too nostalgic, I'll focus on the objective benefits. The American University of Rome isn't a place where you'll be another number, another student, and one of hundreds in a class, or thousands on a campus. Instead, your professor will known your name. Where you're from. You'll be part of a community that feels more like a family. All of this while navigating Italy and Rome as a student. Being solidly footed in both the local environment as well as an expatriate society, you'll have the opportunities to meet people that you otherwise never would be able to - politicians, ambassadors, film directors, rocks stars, and more. Really a unique experience, all while still getting assignments done on time, expanding your mind, and having a fun student life. Which leads me to the location. All of the above happens in Italy. In Rome. A living, breathing museum that offers nightlight, food, shopping, culture, and history. Really no other place like it. On earth. AUR is great to start your 4 year education, or transfer in already completed courses from any appropriately accredited institution to finish your 4 years here.
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