American University is located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, in a leafy residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, DC. It is just northwest of stately Georgetown and the hustle and bustle of Embassy Row. AU surrounds Ward Circle, with easy access to all other parts of the city, including the Potomac River, Rock Creek Park, and the National Zoo to name but a few.
American University (AU) is a leading campus in sustainable practices, with modern residence halls featuring 24/7 secured access, elevators, air-conditioning, and ADA accessible showers in all rooms with full laundry amenities on each floor. Classrooms, meeting venues and art studios are within a 10-minute walk from residence halls. There are several options for casual or fine dining, in addition to cafes and other shops close to the dormitories and conference facilities. American University is a very compact campus with wide, paved walkways or crossings on mostly level terrain. AU provides FREE, bio-diesel powered shuttle services to and from the Tenleytown /AU Metro and main campus. Shuttles run from 7am - 12:30am every 15 minutes in continuous loops from Tenleytown /AU Metro through campus and on to nearby shopping and retail corners. The Tenleytown/AU Metro on the Red Line links passengers to all parts of the metropolitan area via intersecting Metro subway lines and bus systems, including DCA (Reagan National Airport), IAD (Dulles International Airport) and Amtrak at Union Station. Travel instructions Cars and Taxis (GPS) should drive to 3501 Nebraska Ave., NW Washington DC, just off Ward Circle and Massachusetts Ave., for safe and convenient passenger drop-off and surface parking nearest East Campus Conference Center and Residence Halls.