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 WISH Woodley Park Apartments. 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.

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 full-size sheets and 4 pillow cases
  • 1 extra-fluffy pillow
  • 1 full-size comforter
  • 1 full-size mattress pad
  • 2 all-cotton bath towels, 2 hand towels and 2 washcloths
  • 1 shower curtain
  • 1 bath mat
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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 strives to create a dining program that increases student satisfaction and transforms the average dining experience.

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 are assigned a default meal plan based on their housing assignment and are not invoiced for meal plans before they arrive. All changes or payments for meal plans are made through the American University Student Accounts system.


Master’s Accelerator students at American University can 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 guaranteed. Graduate students who are interested in program-affiliated housing should contact Michael Dent at to be added to the waitlist for undergraduate student housing.


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.