AUP's mission is to educate our graduates to
communicate well in a world of many languages, to think critically
about history, culture, the arts, science, politics, business,
communication, and society, to develop creative interdisciplinary
approaches to important contemporary challenges, to be both
technologically and culturally literate in a world of swift-paced
change, to understand the ethical imperatives of living in such a
world, and to take their places as responsible actors in
communities, civil societies, and countries around the globe.
academic portfolio reflects this
international and interdisciplinary orientation, offering 18 majors
and 37 minors from the most varied disciplines. AUP's programs in the
Liberal Arts and Sciences
lead to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees,
higher education standards
academic credit system.
Founded in 1962, AUP remains
a relatively small university with a student body of around 900, representing 100 nationalities,
and an average student to faculty
ratio of 15 to 1.
faculty members represent 20 nationalities,
all are at least bilingual, and most of them
hold a doctoral degree from the world's most distinguished graduate
Both the academic excellence and the
international dimension of AUP’s programs have been important
advantages for our graduates in gaining admission to top graduate
programs, as well as in pursuing career opportunities in the U.S.A.,
France, Europe, and elsewhere around the world.
The American University of Paris is located in
the most cosmopolitan neighborhoods of Paris,
a European capital where business, diplomacy, culture, literature,
and aesthetics all converge. As the crossroads of Europe, it
has seen and led the sweep of political history, from monarchy to
revolution, from Bonaparte to the European Union.
Located very near the Eiffel Tower, and within
walking distance of the Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, and the famous Quartier
Latin, AUP students fully participate in the intellectual, cultural and
social life of the "City of Light".