American University or AU is a private United Methodist affiliated university in Washington, D.C., U.S. The university is a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. It allows students to enroll in courses offered by other member institutions and students at other member institutions to enroll in courses at AU.
AU is ranked 83rd among "national universities" by US News & World Report's college and university rankings guide. It is also hailed as one of the 270 universities that house a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest honor society.
American University comprises six divisions, referred to as colleges or schools, which house its academic programs. They are:
The sports teams of AU are known as the 'Eagles.'
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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