Visit American University Instantly with a "Real" Tour

Choosing whether or not an in-person visit to American University makes sense can be a risky decision…what if you step on campus and immediately detest the “vibe”? All that time, money and effort getting to campus was wasted. At first it may seem difficult to gain a meaningful understanding of American University without visiting the school in person. American University is located in Washington, DC , and if that’s nowhere near where you live, what options do you have? That’s why we created CampusReel – to allow you, and anyone reading this, to deeply and authentically experience the American University vibe, campus and community without visiting American University in person – a virtual tour of the American University campus! If definitely want to visit American University in person, you should, at the very least, watch the entire CampusReel for American University to ensure it seems like a good match and to get the most out of your in-person visit. After you’ve done your due diligence, you may find the below guidance helpful

When is the best time to visit American University?

Visiting American University depends on a number of factors, including the season, your schedule, and a lot of uncontrollable variables. We recommend you visit American University twice if you’re serious about enrolling – at least one visit should be when students are on campus and school is in session. Be sure to take note of the town of Washington as well. Remember that Washington is also catering to 7300 students, so think critically about whether the community would feel too big or too small for your personal liking.

Where do families stay when they visit American University?

The American University admissions office likely has a list of accommodations they recommend. In addition to that list, consult the CampusReel VR feature to explore hotels nearby in Washington. For your convenience, below is a list of hotels to consider and that you can also preview in CampusReel VR.

  • InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. at American University
  • Architect Hotel at American University
  • The Madison Washington, DC, a Hilton Hotel at American University
  • The Wink Hotel at American University
  • The LINE DC at American University
  • Windsor Park Hotel at American University
  • The Normandy Hotel at American University
  • The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C. at American University
  • Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House at American University
  • Washington Marriott Wardman Park at American University
  • Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge at American University
  • Days Inn by Wyndham Washington DC/Connecticut Avenue at American University
  • Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters at American University
  • Washington Hilton at American University
  • Kimpton Glover Park Hotel at American University
  • Red Lion Hotel Rosslyn Iwo Jima at American University
  • Churchill Hotel Near Embassy Row at American University
  • The Embassy Row Hotel at American University
  • ARC The.Hotel at American University
  • Tabard Inn at American University
  • Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC at American University
  • Kimpton Topaz Hotel at American University
  • Club Quarters Hotel in Washington, D.C. at American University
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom at American University
  • Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center at American University
  • Hotel Hive at American University
  • Le Méridien Arlington at American University
  • The Wink Hotel at American University
  • Washington Marriott Georgetown at American University
  • Kimpton Rouge Hotel at American University
  • The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center at American University
  • The Georgetown Inn at American University
  • State Plaza Hotel at American University
  • St. Gregory Hotel Dupont Circle at American University
  • The River Inn at American University
  • Kimpton Hotel Madera at American University
  • Inns of Virginia - Arlington at American University
  • Georgetown Suites at American University
  • Melrose Georgetown Hotel at American University
  • The Graham Washington DC Georgetown, Tapestry Collection by Hilton at American University
  • One Washington Circle Hotel at American University
  • The Inn of Rosslyn at American University
  • Key Bridge Marriott at American University
  • Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/Georgetown Area at American University
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Chevy Chase Pavilion at American University
  • Avenue Suites Georgetown at American University
  • Hyatt Centric Arlington at American University
  • Hotel Lombardy at American University
  • Hotel RL Washington DC at American University
  • Omni Shoreham Hotel at American University
  • Washington Plaza Hotel at American University
  • The Darcy Washington DC, Curio Collection by Hilton at American University
  • The Virginian Suites, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member at American University
  • Capital Hilton at American University
  • Washington Marriott at Metro Center at American University
  • Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle at American University
  • West End part of the Georgetown Collection at American University
  • Hamilton Hotel - Washington DC. at American University
  • Courtyard by Marriott Chevy Chase at American University
  • The Baron Hotel at American University

What do families do in Washington when they visit American University?

It depends but there are a variety of activities and things to do in and around Washington. We recommend using the virtual immersion tab on CampusReel to take a tour at American University and see for yourself how the student make use of Washington.

What buildings should I look at when I visit American University?

For your convenience, below is a list of all buildings that you can visit from CampusReel. We encourage you to compare you experience of the buildings on CampusReel with your in-person visit if you decide to take one.