College Deliberately: American National University

American National University is a very small, private for-profit, four-year University that emphasizes career, character and citizenship located in a suburb of Salem, VA. It is known for Medical/Clinical Assistant, Business Administration and Management and Pharmacy Technician/Assistant.

American National University

place 1813 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153
phone Phone: (540) 986-1800
web Web: https://www.an.edu/locations/
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American National University – Salem Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools Accredited 1954-07-01 NA
American National University – Salem Distance Education Accrediting Commission Accredited 2018-01-26 2022-06-30
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Less than 3% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
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American National University is open admissions, meaning that the only requirement for admission is a high school diploma or GED equivalent.


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