The American University of Rome (AUR) offers undergraduate students a one-of-a-kind liberal arts education that combines academia with hands-on practical experience through internships and other valuable field experience. Located in Rome, Italy, the American University of Rome boasts four-year degree programs in Archaeology & Classics; Art History; Business Administration; Communication; English Writing, Literature, and Publishing; Film and Digital Media; Fine Arts; Interdisciplinary Studies; International Relations and Global Politics; and Travel and Tourism Management. Students often double major or minor in a separate field in order to combine their skills and further the interdisciplinary nature of their specific degree programs. Faculty also encourage students to think broadly and to combine their knowledge from various areas in order to get the most out of their studies. The interdisciplinary nature of the degree programs at AUR produces talented and creative graduates that can combine knowledge from a variety of fields in order to succeed in their careers.
A Diverse and Engaged Student Body
The student body at AUR is both academically impressive and diverse. Although the student body is relatively small and there are usually only 500 enrolled undergraduates at a time, students and faculty members hail from over 60 countries. They bring their own unique perspectives into the classroom to enhance discussions and educate their peers on their particular cultures and backgrounds. Students form lifelong international friendships and often go on to develop multinational collaborative ventures even years after graduation. There is also a strong alumni network, and AUR graduates frequently find themselves connecting with alumni across the globe.
Exceptional Internship Programs to Acquire Hands-On Experience
All degree programs at the American University of Rome have a strong career focus. In order to enhance career development and equip students with the best possible skills to succeed in their future work, AUR has developed a number of internship programs to get students to involved in their fields outside of the classroom. Based on their particular majors and expressed interests, AUR places students in internships in Italy and other appealing locations and positions around the world. Internship programs encourage students to think creatively and critically by applying their academic knowledge to the workspace. In the past, students have benefitted from internship programs at the following institutions: Amnesty International; The Italian Banking, Insurance and Finance Federation; The Rome Chamber Music Festival; the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative; MediaLab; and the Skeletal Analysis Laboratory. AUR graduates often reflect that their internship experiences were extremely valuable in preparing them to succeed in the workplace.
An Unbeatable Location in the Heart of Italy
The location of AUR truly cannot be beaten. The campus sits on the Gianicolo hill overlooking Rome, with spectacular views across the city and surrounding areas. Students have easy access to Trastevere and the center of Rome and are encouraged to explore and integrate with Italian culture. Students also have the chance to explore the city during class. Many AUR classes feature study trips throughout the city, meaning that AUR students directly experience the reality of a thriving, historical & contemporary European capital. For instance, art and archeology students will frequently spend their class time walking through and examining the ancient Roman ruins and art relics.
From Rome, students also have easy access to the rest of Europe. In under two hours on the plane they can explore Germany, France, and Spain, among others. AUR students will often travel around Europe together in groups during the winter holidays and spring break.
A Wide Array of Scholarship Offerings
AUR recognizes that four-year education programs are often out of reach for many young people. As a result, it has developed an array of scholarship and grant programs for students in need of financial assistance. Incoming students are automatically considered for merit scholarships upon being accepting to AUR. The University also has several specific interest and heritage-based scholarships, such as the Michael D‘Angelo Fine Arts Scholarship and the Sons of Italy Scholarship. Lastly, the American University of Rome also has its own student housing, located in real Italian neighborhoods around the University. Incoming students are strongly encouraged to reach out the AUR Financial Aid Office upon acceptance, where administrative staff are trained to help locate the best possible funding sources.
Study Abroad Opportunities
Although many of the students at AUR are already away from home and studying abroad, the American University of Rome also has many top-tiered study abroad opportunities in other locations outside of Italy. In the past, students have spent semesters abroad in Japan, Germany, Madrid, and Cairo, among many others. The AUR Study Abroad Offices are ready to assist incoming and current students by outlining the benefits of particular programs.
Majors & Degrees
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business Administration And Management|
|Communication, Journalism And Related Programs||Associate||Bachelors|
|Speech Communication And Rhetoric|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||Associate||Bachelors|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies|
|International Relations And Affairs|
|Visual And Performing Arts||Associate||Bachelors|
|Art History, Criticism And Conservation|
|Visual And Performing Arts|
|Type||Application Closing||Notification Date||Rolling Admissions|
|Fall freshmen||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
|Other early decision plan||Not reported||Not reported|
|Transfer||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
Tuition & Fees
|College-owned housing||Not Reported|
|% of undergrad students who live in college housing||55%|
Semester Kick-Off BBQ, Farewell Party and Thanksgiving Dinner
Student Government, Community Services, Men and Female soccer teams, Business Club and International Relations Club
Campus Security & Safety
security guards during hours of operation, 24-hour surveillance cameras