The location is the best part of AU. Living in the Nation's capitol offers students endless array of activities, most of which are free. Also the variety in nightlife is fantastic, different neighborhoods provide an array of bars and clubs. The students at AU are highly motivated and intelligent. The teachers are all EXPERTS in their field. Due to the location, AU is able to get powerful, influential, and motivating speakers.
AU will squeeze every last dollar out of you. Its typical of most private universities, but families should be aware going in to it.