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Universities in Rome

The American University of Rome

The Garden Entrance of the American University of Rome
The Garden Entrance of the American University of Rome

Since 1969, the American University of Rome has been combining the excellent academic attributes of higher education in the U.S. with the historic and global reputation of European institutions. The 19-to-1 faculty ratio at American University of Rome gives students the opportunity to gain the best possible international education experience, with instruction from both local and international professors. Meanwhile, study abroad students interact with peers from North American and all over the world.

The AUR's extensive course offerings go far beyond the broad multicultural base of humanities and art classes, including choices from additional areas such as Business, International Relations, and Social Sciences as well as Studio Art. Besides the excellent and inclusive academic choices, the American University of Rome's charming setting amidst palms and umbrella pines atop the highest hill in Rome yields an unbeatable view of the city that built the Empire!

The American University of Rome is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award associates and bachelor's degrees. For more information about the AUR's accreditation by the MSCHE please click here.


Custom Programs in Rome

Academics vary by program and may be comprised of one or more of the following:
  • A U.S. university-taught course
  • Guest lectures by local experts
  • Visits to local companies or organizations
  • Enrolling in a course at the host university in Rome
  • Service-learning and/or internships