American Collegiate DC

Location Washington
Established 1878
Famous For University Transfer Programs


American Collegiate DC is a private educational institution located in Washington, D.C. It is a part of the American University and offers transfer programs to international students aspiring to join the top-ranking universities in the country and at the global level. Students get the opportunity to study for 2-4 semesters before transferring to their desired university.

The college provides world-class education through AU's internationally recognised faculty and enables students to get accustomed to university life in the USA. The transfer system is designed for undergraduate students who can take up courses in multiple academic disciplines to earn first and second-year university credits in the vibrant cultures of Washington, DC. The career programs include volunteer and internship opportunities, along with professional development pathways.

Services for International Students

Students are provided one-to-one counselling sessions with expert transfer advisors in order to help them identify their academic goals and customize a strategic plan for further education. The Support Services help with comprehensive academic support, visa services, and university transfer guidance from start to finish.


  • 72nd in the US News National Universities ranking
  • 36th in the US News Best Undergraduate Teaching National Universities category
  • 701-750th in the world and 131-140th in the U.S. in the 2022 QS World University Rankings
  • 601-800th in the world and 138th in the U.S. in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings


Students have the option of choosing off-campus accommodation provided by the college in the form of one and two-bedroom apartments. The housing area is close to the campus and has all amenities such as WiFi, laundry services, a fitness centre and much more.

About Location

Washington, DC is one of the best cities in the country for international students, with a wide range of educational and cultural opportunities. Being the capital city of the USA, it has everything that students coming from the overseas wish to have around while pursuing their higher education. There are ample amount of job and internship opportunities for students in the city.

The diverse and multicultural environment proves to be enriching for international students. The city is also home to various restaurants, world-class museums and many tourist attractions, which can be accessed through the affordable public transportation system.

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