International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Universities in Rome

The American University of Rome

As the oldest American degree-granting university in Rome, the American University of Rome (AUR) has been combining academic attributes of U.S. higher education with historic and globally-renowned European institutions since its foundation in 1969. The 16-to-1 faculty ratio and multicultural student body, representing more than 30 nationalities, give students the opportunity to gain an immersive international experience with instruction from both local and international professors. The American University of Rome is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an accrediting organization recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and is licensed by the Department of Education of the State of Delaware to grant associate, bachelor, and master degrees.

Popular areas of study at the American University of Rome include:

Business
International Relations
Social Sciences
Studio art
Italian Language and Culture, humanities

Situated at the top of Janiculum, Rome's tallest hill, campus is canopied by lush gardens and has spectacular views of the city, including remnants from the Roman Empire. Campus is within walking distance from the city center and sits right around the corner from the Aurelian Walls, a historic line of city walls that date back to 271 AD which encompass the Seven Hills of Rome (the geographic heart of Ancient Rome). Students have access to libraries, computer facilities, free Wi-Fi, and two relaxing gardens in which to study. The AUR offers many student-run organizations and clubs, athletics, and a campus newspaper.

The ISA Rome office is centrally located near the American University of Rome with access to most major bus routes and tram lines, making student mobility simple. ISA students can utilize the ISA Office to gather for regular meetings with the Resident Director, to receive tutoring, find out about upcoming excursions, learn about activities and cultural events, and utilize academic and travel resources.


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.

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome Campus

Founded in 1921, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is the largest private university in Europe and the largest catholic university in the world. On the Rome Campus, ISA students will be able to participate in the internationally acclaimed School of Medicine and Surgery, which is affiliated with Policlinico Universitario "A.Gemelli." With its focus on international students, ISA participants will have numerous opportunities to develop their academic and professional careers while closely experiencing the language and culture in one of the country's most powerful economic and cultural metropolises.

This program specifically focuses on the following offerings:
  • Global Health and Epidemiology
  • Health Policy and Management for Universal Coverage

The university is located in the north of Rome. While a bit removed from the city center, a 10 minute train ride will take you to the doorstep of the Vatican.

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education. QS World University Rankings, a global university evaluation system, named UCSC as one of the top 200 universities in 10 fields of study. In a survey sample of 65 European universities performed by the International Student Barometer, UCSC was declared second place and the fourth most recommended university by foreign students, demonstrating the university's expansive internationalization efforts. According to QS World University Rankings, the UCSC was decided in 2012 to be within the 450-500 best universities in the world.

Our programs at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome Campus
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