The Basics

  • Founded: 1969 - the first վ University to be established in Rome.
  • Location: Rome, Italy.
    The campus is situated at the top of the Janiculum Hill in the Monteverde district (Rome's most desirable residential area) and overlooks the city center, medieval Trastevere, and the Tiber river.
    Public transport links are good and the campus is walking distance to Rome’s historic center.

    To the Vatican: Driving - 7 minutes, walking - 30 minutes
    To the Colosseum: Driving -14 minutes, walking 40 minutes
    To Testaccio: Driving - 8 minutes, walking 30 minutes
    To Villa Pamphili: Driving - 3 minutes, walking 7 minutes

    To London: flight time - 2 hours, 35 minutes
    To Berlin: flight time - 2 hours, 5 minutes
    To Paris: flight time - 2 hours, 0 minutes
    To Istanbul: flight time - 2 hours, 30 minutes
    To Athens: flight time - 1 hour, 55 minutes.

  • Type: Private, liberal arts university founded on the idea that Rome itself is an ideal classroom and that a student'seducational experience is broadened and enriched by living and learning in a multicultural, multinational environment.
  • Focus: վ undergraduate andgraduate degrees that blend the liberal arts with career preparation, access to international institutions, and a global network of alumni, while adding key elements of the Italian andEuropean humanities education tradition.

Enrolment, Admissions, Financial Aid

  • Student Profile: 650-750 students from over 50 countries
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
  • Average class size: 14
  • Tuition: 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.

Academics and Faculty

Academic Program: 10 bachelor’s degree programs with 16 concentrations or tracks, two associate degree programs, and 23 minors, plus three master’s degree programs
Faculty: 70 (full and part-time), many with degrees from leading global institutions and/or high-profile industry experience in their fields
Calendar: Semester (Fall Semester, Winter Session, Spring Semester, Summer Session)
Internships: Academic internships for course credit(available in all majors)provide students with various pathways from academics to a career. Over 75% of our students undertake at least one internship;many take two.
Study Abroad: China, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Greece, Spain, USA and more.


Originally a Barnabite monastery, later a radio station, recording studio, and guest house; AUR's main campus is built around 4 core buildings:Building A (Administration), Building B (teaching), the AUR Library, and the Auriana Auditorium. Over recent years, AUR has expanded into a number of other neighborhood buildings including the Carini Building and the AUR Art Studios on Via Masina (all within a couple of minutes' walk from the main campus). AUR is located in a hub for culture and international affairs, counting among its neighborsthe վ Academy in Rome, the residence of the US Ambassador to the Holy See,the Irish Embassy, the residence of the Spanish Ambassador, Villa Aurelia, and the Museum of the Roman Republic and Garibaldi Remembrance (to name just a few).