is the type of place where anybody can fit in.
If you're into partying, not a problem. If
you're not—also not a problem. DC is a great
city to go to school in because there is so
much to do.
AU cares about its students, but sometimes
they make up random policies that screw over some students.
The biggest downside of AU/DC is housing. The dorm
rooms are great (lots of storage). However, there is
a HUGE lack of options. There are regular dorm
rooms (roommates, common bathroom, etc.) and Centennial hall rooms (2
rooms + shared bathroom) but that's it and they're very
expensive for what you get. Off-campus housing is ridiculous
as well. DC is a very expensive city when
it comes to that. It can be cheaper (if
you get a bunch of roommates) but it can also
be a lot more expensive.
Students sometimes complain about AU
for various reasons (myself included), but deep down I really
love it and can't imagine myself going anywhere else.
think college is what you make it. AU gives
you lots of opportunities to be involved and be successful
(academically & elsewhere) and it's up to the individual to
do something about it.
I highly recommend AU. It's
not flawless, but it's definitely a great place to go