Imagine the sounds of packing up your books as the last few minutes of class tick by and your professor announces next week’s project. The green grass beckons you as your classmates head to Davenport Coffee for a quick caffeine fix. Students, friends, and teachers bustle around you as someone starts a game of Frisbee under the trees. Welcome to college life at AU.


Dynamic communities in a fun atmosphere

All Undergraduate Accelerator students are guaranteed conveniently located housing as part of their program. You will be assigned housing upon acceptance to the program at an off-campus housing location called Park Crest Apartments, just over a mile away from campus.

Students who live in an approved program residence during their first year are statistically proven to be more likely to complete their degree on time. Undergraduate Accelerator students are required to live in an approved program residence, as it not only helps them succeed in the classroom, but also fully integrates them into the campus community and social network.

Park Crest is located in historic Glover Park, adjacent to both American University and exciting Georgetown. Apartments are fully furnished and include all utilities, cable and WIFI at no additional charge. The complex also features a 24/7 fitness center and emergency maintenance, courtyard with grilling areas, on-site management, and on site laundry.

Included with your Washington, DC-based housing options

At American University, there’s less to pack for your trip! Your room on campus comes with a free linen pack, which includes:

  • 2 twin size sheets and 2 pillow cases
  • 1 extra-fluffy pillow
  • 1 twin-size comforter
  • 1 twin-size mattress pad
  • 2 all-cotton bath towels, 2 hand towels and 2 washcloths
  • 1 shower curtain
  • 1 bath mat

NOTE: Costs are subject to change. A housing preference form will be provided upon your acceptance into the program. The accommodations outlined above may vary based on availability.


AU Dining works to provide an unsurpassed undergraduate experience, acting on values centered around social responsibility, service, innovation, and high performance.

Our menus are created by experienced chefs who have a passion for food, featuring fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. We’re proud to serve culturally diverse menus, featuring traditional favorites, ethnic dishes, and international flavors.

Students with an on campus housing assignment are allocated a default meal plan based. Meal plans are invoiced separately, post arrival. All changes or payments for meal plans are made through the American University Student Accounts system. Students may review dining charges through their student portal.

Learn more about meal plans here.


Master’s Accelerator students at American University may choose where they live in the Washington, DC area. You can pick from a variety of safe, comfortable, and affordable residences surrounding American University. Graduate housing is not offered by the program but students who are interested in program-affiliated housing should contact to be added to the waitlist.


As a graduate student at American University, having a meal plan is optional. You are free to cook meals in your off-campus residence, explore Washington, DC’s many delicious restaurants, or pay separately for on-campus dining.

If you would like to have a meal plan, American has multiple plans for you to choose from so you can select the one that best fits your on-campus dining needs.

Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat meals in the Terrace Dining Room, located in the Mary Graydon Center. Choose from daily menus of salads, pastas, pizzas, international meals, entrees made with local ingredients, vegetarian and vegan options, and more. Pick from 7 meal plans, based on your dining habits and preferences.

Did you know? In addition to the Terrace Dining Room, you can also use your dining plan at on-campus retail locations, including grab-and-go meals at P.O.D. Market, international cuisine at Global Fresh, sandwiches at Subway, and healthy meals at Freshii.

Want to learn more?

Please visit American University One Card & Dining Services for more information.
or visit our School at a Glance page for detailed costs.