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AUP Facts

Founded in 1962, The American University of Paris (AUP) is the oldest American institution of higher learning in Europe. Our mission is to educate global citizens ready to take on the challenges of the twenty-first century. We invite you to explore our website for detailed information about all aspects of the University.



  • Lloyd DeLamater founded the University in 1962 in the 7th arrondissement of Paris





  • English is the primary language of instruction. Select courses as well as language courses are taught in French and other languages.



  • 87 full-time professors
  • 53 part-time professors
  • 71% of full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree
  • 51% of faculty are women
  • AUP faculty members represent 21 nationalities; 68.1% speak three or more languages

Statistics as of Fall 2019



  • ~13 students per full-time faculty member
  • 1115 students — 1000 undergraduate and 115 graduate
  • Students currently represent 105 nationalities and speak 65 distinct languages and dialects

Statistics as of Fall 2019