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American National University

Pursue Your Degree at an American University.

If you wish to study at an American University, American National University (ANU) is a great fit for international students. We look forward to joining you at the start of your new adventure in America. ANU has welcomed students from over 100 countries who have embarked on new futures through undergraduate and graduate programs at ANU.

Coming to America may seem like a big change – but ANU has a friendly staff ready to help you adjust to the University and the surrounding areas – providing social and cultural activities, answering questions, and giving advice for whatever you need.

» Talk to us today to find out how you can get started on your new adventure in America at ANU!

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Do I speak English well enough to study at American National University?

There are several ways (see below) our international students demonstrate their proficiency in the English language – but even if you do not meet one of these requirements – the American National English Language Institute is available to help our international students get to the level they need in order to succeed in their classes.

Demonstrate English Language Proficiency

  1. TOEFL®
    1. Undergraduates:  500 on Paper based test, 61 on Internet based test.
    2. Graduates:  530 on Paper based test, 71 on Internet based test.
  2. IELTS
    1. Undergraduates:  6.0 overall band score.
    2. Graduated:  6.5 overall band score.
  3. PEARSON Test of English Academics Score Report
    1. Undergraduates:  44
    2. Graduates:  58

*No scores are required if Transcripts states “ Medium of Instruction:  English”
*Students from countries that are Native English speakers (Nigeria for example) do not need scores

** If you do not yet fulfill any of the above requirements – the American National English Language Institute can help you successfully pass the TOEFL® or IELTS®.


» Click here to find out more about the American National English Language Institute.

What is a career-education?

Career education focuses on:

  • Hands-on training for skill-sets that are specific to a certain occupation or field
  • Practical instruction from instructors who are professionals in the field and teach from experience
  • Preparation for professional certifications that are valued by employers in the workplace


Term Structure

Instead of traditional semesters, American National University offers 5 terms a year to help students complete their studies and start their career within a shorter period of time. A term consists of 10 weeks of classes followed by a one week break.

Upcoming term start dates are as follows:

Academic – Study in the US
  • February 2018 (Term 181 - Apply up to January 8)
  • May 2018 (Term 183 - Apply up to March 26)
Academic – Online
  • February 2018 (Term 181 - Apply up to February 2)
ESL – Study in the US
  • February 2018 (Term 18b - Apply up to January 8)
  • March 2018 (Term 18c - Apply up to February 12)
  • March 2018 (Term 18d - Apply up to March 26)
ESL – Online
  • February 2018 (Term 18b - Apply up to February 2)
  • March 2018 (Term 18c - Apply up to March 2)


ANU Career-focused Academic Programs:

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Associate's Degree Programs
Baccalaureate Degree Programs
Graduate Degree Programs



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English as Second Language (ESL)

If your English skills are not where they should be and you want to know how to learn english, the American National English Language Institute offers English language training. Get your English proficiency where you need it to be!

Meet ANU Students:

  • On Thursday, November 30, 2017, guest from ShenQi Ethnic Medicine College of Guizhou Medical University and its President Mr. Zhang visited the Roanoke Valley Campus for the official signing of a joint partnership between both Universities

    American National University welcomes ShenQi Ethnic Medicine College of Guizhou Medicine University

  • The first term will begin January 2, 2018. Registration is now open for applications for the ESL program.

    New Year Grand Opening!

  • There have been many milestones in the process of getting ANELI up and running in the upcoming term.

    American National English Language Institute

  • The event was filled with native dance performances, informative presentations, and king-size portions of international cuisine.

    1st Annual Global Student Appreciation Celebration

  • American National University and Royal International University are pleased to announce an agreement of joint partnership where American National University accepts students from Royal International University who have completed courses towards a degree.

    Partnership with Royal International University




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