Visiting WCL

Our location and facilities create possibilities from the first day you step onto our campus. Washington, D.C. opens up unparalleled opportunities as the site of the branches of government, administrative agencies, international organizations, think-tanks, lobby groups, and numerous public interest and non-governmental organizations. We encourage you to experience WCL firsthand by visiting our campus. To schedule a visit please contact the Graduate Admissions staff.

Office of Graduate Admissions
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Ave. NW
Suite Y360
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-274-4110

Directions by Car

From northeast of Washington (New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore)
Follow Interstate 95 South to Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway. Follow I-495 West toward Silver Spring. See directions below,
“From I-495.”

From south or west of Washington (Norfolk, Richmond, Charlottesville)
Follow Interstate 95 North or Interstate 66 East to Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway. Follow I-495 North to Exit 39. See directions below, “From I-495.”

From northwest of Washington (western Pennsylvania, western Maryland)
Follow Interstate 270 South. Where I-270 divides, follow the right-hand branch toward Northern Virginia/I-495 South (not toward Washington). Merge with Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway. See directions below, “From I-495.”

From Interstate 495, The Capital Beltway
Take Exit 39 and carefully follow the signs for River Road (Maryland Route 190) east toward Washington. Continue south toward Washington on River Road to the fifth traffic light. Turn right on Goldsboro Road (Maryland route 614). At the first traffic light, turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue (Maryland Route 396). Continue down Massachusetts Avenue for about two miles. At the Maryland-Washington border, pass through Westmoreland Circle. Proceed through the traffic circle, staying on Massachusetts Avenue. At Ward Circle, take the third exit to get on Nebraska Avenue. The law school is on your left, about a ½ mile from Ward Circle.

Directions by Metrorail to AU WCL and Shuttle Service from Tenleytown Metro

Take the Red Line to the Tenleytown/AU station. At the top of the first escalator, walk right toward the west exit and another escalator. Emerging from the metro station, turn around and walk on Wisconsin Avenue toward Albermarle street. Bear right on Tenley Circle and you will see the Tenley Campus on the right.

Additional Resources

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Hotel Accommodations
Washington College of Law Neighborhood Map
American University Main Campus Map