CollegiateParent’s Resources for AU Parents

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Name:American University
Address:4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
WashingtonDC, 20016-8001
Phone Number:(202) 885-1000
Website:WWW.AMERICAN.EDU
Type:Academic
Awards:Less than 1 year, 1 year certificate, Associates Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Post-baccalaureate Certificate, Master's Degree, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional)
Campus Setting:City
Campus Housing:Yes
Student Population:13061
Faculty Ratio:12 to 1

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    We have four children. Three have “left the nest” and are off at college now after our twin boys flew south last month. They joined their older sister as survivors of this crazy place, leaving just their youngest brother at home with his mother and father. With our daughter leaving a few years ago, I […]
  • Going Right to College Would Have Been a Big Mistake for My Son
    My son graduated high school this past June. Unlike all his friends he is not unpacking his things in a dorm room, rushing a fraternity, or signing up for college classes. While all his former classmates and friends are off to college he is in Asia, exploring and learning about the world and ideally himself […]
  • This is the First Thing to do When Your Teen Lies to You
    Are you ever completely baffled by your kids? Like you don’t understand why they’re acting in a certain way? The one that always gets me is lying. I catch him lying, he knows he’s lying, he knows I know he’s lying…and he lies anyway. And keeps doing it. What is that? As annoying, confusing and […]
  • Roommate Problems? How to Help Your Unhappy College Student
    At my son’s college orientation, there was a session that parents and students participated in that focused entirely on the housing situation on campus. And by housing situation, I mean all the craziness that dormitory living lends itself to having. I distinctly remember the director of housing mentioning something called “National Hate Your Roommate Month,” […]

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