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500
Students enrolled in this school.
11
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
2
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Since 1969, The American University of Rome has provided an American liberal arts education to students from all over the world seeking a unique and extraordinary educational experience. 

It is the oldest American degree-granting institution in Rome, Italy, and currently offers 10 Bachelor (B.A.) degrees and 3 Master (M.A.) degrees. All programs are taught in English.

What are the admissions criteria?

Application requirements include a personal statement, two essays, transcripts, recommendation letter, SAT or ACT scores, a copy of your passport, and an interview. 

Applicants also need to include a photocopy of their passport. Rolling admissions are used. Students from non-Anglophone countries must provide proof of English proficiency. The school operates a ‘rolling’ admissions process with preference given to early applicants. More info on that here

What is student life like?

Overlooking the historical center, the university is located on top of the Janiculum, Rome’s highest hill. With its own garden of Roman pines, it offers a spectacular view of Rome and the surrounding hills. 

The campus is near two city parks, Villa Sciarra and Villa Pamphili, and historical landmarks. The area also hosts diplomatic residences and several international academies.AUR provides free gym memberships for full-time degree-seeking students and English Language Program students. All other AUR students are eligible for a discounted membership that they can purchase or renew each semester directly at the gym.

There is a large range of diverse and fully inclusive clubs and activities at AUR. Some are faculty-led and some are student-led, but all are dynamic and fun, and we encourage all new students to get involved in at least one of our extracurricular offerings. If there is a club or activity you'd like to see that we don’t currently have, come and set it up yourself. Student Life will be here to help.

Scholarships & Funding

The school accepts US financial aid and has a page on scholarships here

Housing options.

All AUR students have the option of living in university-owned accommodation, which is an apartment shared with other AUR students in one of the neighborhoods surrounding the university. All of our lodgings are close to the city center and are equipped with the full set of modern amenities, so you have all the convenience of private accommodation with the authentic experience of living in Rome.

As opposed to isolated dormitories, our apartments give you the opportunity to have a real taste of Italian life and to integrate into a community that you can call home. One of the best things about Rome is its diversity.

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