The Basics

Founded: 1969
Location: Rome, Italy. The campus is walking distance to Rome’s historic center.
Type: Private, liberal arts university founded on the premise that Rome itself is an ideal classroom.
Focus: American degree blending the liberal arts with career preparation and elements of the Italian/European classical tradition of the humanities.

Enrollment, Admissions, Financial Aid

Student Profile: 500-600 students from 50 countries
Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Average class size: 18
Tuition Full-Time per semester: see latest information here
Financial Aid: AUR provides student and parent Federal loan programs, scholarships and student assistantships to help fund and take advantage of a high quality education.
Average Job Placement rates: 73%

Academics and Faculty

Academic Program: 3 master’s degree programs, 10 bachelor’s degree programs with 16 concentrations or tracks, 2 associate degree programs and 23 minors, plus a first-year program. 
Faculty: 70 (full and part time)
Calendar: Semester (Fall Semester, Winter Session, Spring Semester, Summer Session)
Internships: Academic internships for course credit, available in all majors, provide students with a practical way of relating their studies to their career interests.
Study Abroad: China, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Greece, Spain, USA.


Library: The AUR Library is located in Evans Hall, a stately two-story building housing 15,000 volumes, 1200 DVDs and Videos, as well as access to important online databases and a vast network of Roman libraries.
Technology: Main general purpose computer lab with 55 PCs and several print stations; PC teaching classroom; Mac-based multimedia laboratory; 14 library workstations; wireless Internet access throughout the campus and its gardens and terraces.