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The American University of Rome

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.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Business & Management (1)
Humanities (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



The American University of Rome (AUR), founded in 1969 as an institution for study-abroad students, was incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1970, as a result of the work of David Colin, an American journalist who settled in Rome after World War II.


The American University of Rome is the ideal place to take your Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies or in Archeology and Classics (with supplemental Cultural Heritage or Screen Media) or in Art History (with supplemental Art Business).


The American University of Rome provides equal opportunity for all qualified individuals in its educational programs and activities. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income or Vietnam-era veteran status. It conforms to all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws. The policy of equal opportunity applies to every aspect of the operations and activities of the university generally and includes admissions and employment.

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Housing services

  • Accommodations in high quality apartments ensures immersion in the local community

Library services

Library: The AUR Library is located in Evans Hall, a stately two-story building housing 15,000 volumes, 1200 DVDs and Videos, as well as access to important online databases and a vast network of Roman libraries.

ICT services

Technology: Main general purpose computer lab with 55 PCs and several print stations; PC teaching classroom; Mac-based multimedia laboratory; 14 library workstations; wireless Internet access throughout the campus and its gardens and terraces.

Student Life

Campus life

Overlooking the historical center, the university is located on top of the Janiculum, Rome’s highest hill. With its own garden of Roman pines it offers a spectacular view of Rome and the surrounding hills. The campus is near two city parks, Villa Sciarra and Villa Pamphili and historical landmarks. The area also hosts diplomatic residences and several international academies.

Sports facilities

Students participate in athletic and recreational offerings: competitive university mens and womens soccer leagues, a coed running club, a yoga club, a mens basketball club, martial arts training, and even a rowing club that allows students to enjoy Rome from a unique and privileged perspective. True to Roman myth and history, AUR athletes are the Wolves and She-wolves with a mascot to lead the cheers.


  • The American University of Rome is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Student Reviews

Good education!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very good university overall but without scholarships I wouldn't be able to pay for the tuition

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am enrolled to begin this year

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Studying at The American University of Rome has become the best thing that has happened in my life history. The cream of professors and friendly students made my experience unforgettable. I have good grades but I have financial difficulties.

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