The American University of Rome (AUR) is one of the oldest degree-granting American universities in Italy. Students obtain an accredited United States of America bachelor degree upon completion of the academic program (typically four years in duration.) The US bachelor’s degree is universally recognized as a standard of success of higher education.
AUR uses Rome as its classroom and Italy and Europe as invaluable resources. The American University of Rome prepares students to live and work across cultures through its practical interdisciplinary academic majors, opportunities for learning through travel and internships, and its multi-cultural faculty and staff. Students choose from eight bachelor-degree programs:
Instruction is in English. Students whose English language skills need development may apply for the Intensive Academic English Language Course in order to benefit from a full academic curriculum at The American University of Rome. Through this program students will develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English while attending selected credit-based General Education courses at AUR.
Admission is competitive. AUR attracts students from over 40 countries and offers its students study abroad destinations such as China, Ecuador, England, Greece, Spain and the finest universities in the United States. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and students are selected without regard to age, race, sex, creed, national or ethnic origin or handicap.
Advanced standing may be granted for academic credits earned at institutions outside the university system of the United States. Candidates in possession of credentials such as the Italian Maturità, the International Baccalaureate, the British GCSE A levels and other equivalent programs will be evaluated and advanced credits granted on the basis of evaluation.
In most instances, the first year of college (equivalent to 30 semester credits) may be granted. If the AUR admissions office determines that a student is otherwise fully academically qualified but that the English language skills may impede on the start of a successful academic experience, a personalized academic semester or year at AUR may be required.
The American University of Rome is committed to assisting students’ financial needs by offering various academic scholarships and student work assistantship positions to qualified students.
After degree completion, most AUR graduates either go on to further their education or choose to immediately enter the workplace. Of those students choosing to enter the workplace after graduation, 86% located employment in less than a year (as of September 2010 data as formally and publically reported to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
AUR is accredited and/or recognized by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (USA), United States Department of Education, Department of Education of the State of Delaware, Rome Tribunal and Italian Ministry of Education.