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Six months after graduation,

% of Graduates are now Working, Grad School, or Both

% of Graduates Participated in an Internship

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Results of Graduation Census as of six months after graduation for May graduates from 2015—2017.

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As a Washington Post fellow, I cover education in Virginia for the Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper. I report on issues that have taken the national stage in recent months, including student activism, teacher diversity, and school shootings. I’ve absorbed so much from simply being around such a smart, hardworking, and deeply-talented group.


Explore DC 2018

Nearly 800 incoming AU students spent Welcome Week exploring their new city through service projects spanning all eight wards of the District.

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AU News & Events

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Achievements ·

Generation Change: AU Student Uses Rap Music to Combat Old Customs

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Dilanthi Ranaweera, SIS/MA '15.

Announcement ·

AU's International Student Body Up 39 Percent; 61 Percent of AU Students Study Abroad

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Nick Tucker

Communications ·

When Opportunity Knocks, Don't Monkey Around

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Alumni ·

Alumni Share Insights from Nonprofit World

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Constitution Freedom of Speech

On Campus ·

Project on Civil Discourse Guest Lecture Examines First Amendment

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AU Is Carbon Neutral

Carbon Neutrality at AU = 10,000 passenger vehicles off the road per year

AU's electricity comes from 100 percent renewable sources

First University, Urban Campus, and Research University to reach carbon neutrality