American University

American University (AU) is a private United Methodist-affiliated research university in Washington, D.C., USA, the main campus of which comes to a corner at the intersection of Nebraska and Massachusetts Avenues at Ward Circle, straddling the Spring Valley, Wesley Heights, and American University Park neighborhoods of Northwest. Roughly 6,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students are currently enrolled. Though there is sometimes confusion, American University is separate from most “American Universities” around the world.

It is served by the Tenleytown-AU station on the Washington Metro subway line, which is located roughly one mile from the main campus in the neighborhood of Tenleytown. AU is a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, allowing students to enroll in courses offered by other member institutions and students at other member institutions to enroll in courses at AU. A member of the Division I Patriot League, its sports teams compete as the American University Eagles.

American University
Motto: Pro deo et patria
(For God and Country)
Established: February 24, 1893
Type: Private
Endowment: $265 million
President: Cornelius M. Kerwin
Provost: Scott A. Bass
Faculty: 600 full time, 420 adjunct
Undergraduates: 6,001
Postgraduates: 2,269 (1,398 law)
Location: Washington, D.C.
Campus: Urban 84 acre (34 ha)
Study Abroad: 470 programs
Colors: AU Red and AU Blue
Mascot: Eagle
Athletics: Eagles
Affiliations: APSIA; NCAA Division I, Patriot League; IAMSCU; CUWMA; MAISA

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