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The Association of American Universities (AAU) is an organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education. It consists of sixty U.S. universities (both public and private), and two universities in Canada. For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ...

AAU was founded in 1900 by a group of thirteen Ph.D.-granting universities in the U.S. to strengthen and standardize U.S. doctoral programs. Today, the primary purpose of the AAU is to provide a forum for the development and implementation of institutional and national policies promoting strong programs in academic research and scholarship and undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. Image File history File links Seal_of_the_AAU.GIF http://www. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... Doctor of Philosophy, or Ph. ...

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Members and their years of admission

AAU membership is by invitation only, and extends only to those universities who are deemed by the AAU to have exceptional quality in their research and graduate education programs.


State universities

The University of Arizona (UA) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as the University of California at Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Cal, California, or Berkeley) is the oldest and flagship campus of the ten-campus University of California system. ... The University of California, Davis, commonly known as UC Davis, is a public, coeducational university located in Davis, California, which is about fifteen miles west of Sacramento in Californias Central Valley. ... The University of California, Irvine is a public university situated in suburban Irvine, California. ... The UCLA logo since July 2004. ... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ... The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is a coeducational public university located on the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara County, California. ... The CU Boulder campus. ... The University of Florida (also known as Florida or UF) is a public university and land-grant institution located in Gainesville, Florida. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, also known as UIUC and the U of I (the officially preferred abbreviation), is the flagship campus in the University of Illinois system. ... Indiana University Bloomington is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... The University of Iowa is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... Iowa State University (ISU) is a public land-grant university and space-grant university located in Ames, Iowa. ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as just KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in College Park, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., USA. As the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland, the university is most often referred to as the University of Maryland... University of Michigan, Ann Arbor The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is a public coeducational university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... The University of Missouri–Columbia, (abbreviated MU and nicknamed Mizzou) is an institution of higher learning located in Columbia, Missouri, USA. With more than 27,000 students, Columbia is the flagship campus in the University of Missouri system. ... The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a state-supported institution of higher learning located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Often referred to as simply Nebraska or UNL, it is the flagship and largest campus of the University of Nebraska system. ... Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is the largest institution for higher education in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNYSB), also commonly referred to as Stony Brook University (SBU), is a public research university located in Stony Brook, New York (about 65 miles east of Manhattan, New York). ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... This article is about Ohio State; there is also an Ohio University. ... The University of Oregon (UO) is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... See also Purdue University System. ... The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. ... Texas A&M University, often Texas A&M, A&M or TAMU for short, is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. ... Website Virginia. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a major public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ...

Private universities

It has been suggested that VoiceMale be merged into this article or section. ... Brown University is an Ivy League university located in Providence, Rhode Island in the United States of America. ... The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech) is a private, coeducational university located in Pasadena, California, in the United States. ... Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It was formed in 1967 by the federation of Case Institute of Technology (founded in 1880 by philanthropist Leonard Case Jr. ... Columbia University is a private university in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City and a member of the Ivy League. ... Cornell redirects here. ... Duke University is a private, coeducational, research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Officially founded as Duke University in 1924, Duke traces its institutional roots back to 1838. ... Emory University is a private university in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Harvard University campus (old map) Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... The Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a private research university located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT is one of the worlds leading research institutions in science and technology. ... New York University (NYU) is a major research university in New York City. ... For other schools named Northwestern please see Northwestern College. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located on an extensive campus in and around suburban Princeton, New Jersey. ... Rice University Rice University William Marsh Rice University, commonly called Rice University and opened in 1912 as Rice Institute, is one of the United Statess top teaching and research universities. ... The University of Rochester is a private, coeducational and nonsectarian research institution located in Rochester, New York. ... The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a private university located approximately 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco in an [1] of Santa Clara County. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The University of Chicago is a private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. ... The University of Pennsylvania (Penn is the moniker used by the university itself [2]) is a private, nonsectarian research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The University of Southern California (also known as USC, SC, Southern California and Southern Cal), was founded in 1880 and is Californias oldest private research university, and is located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California. ... Vanderbilt University (colloquially known as Vandy) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Washington University in St. ... Yale redirects here. ...

Canadian universities

McGill University is a publicly funded, research-intensive, non-denominational, co-educational university located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The University of Toronto (U of T), in Toronto, Ontario, is the largest university in Canada. ...

Disenfranchised universities

  • Clark University (1900 - 1999) - Although a founding member, it left because its mission focus had changed from research to undergraduate education.

Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts in the United States, is a private teaching and research institution founded in 1887 by the industrialist Jonas Clark. ...

External link

  • Association of American Universities website

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Association of American Universities: About AAU (508 words)
The operation of the AAU Washington office and some of the general costs of AAU meetings are financed by dues paid by the member institutions.
AAU Partners is the organization of partners (spouses) of AAU presidents and chancellors, which meets twice a year at the regular membership meetings to share information and address issues related to the myriad roles of the Partner on campus.
The AAU is a member of the American Council on Education and often coordinates its activities with other higher education organizations, particularly the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR).
Association of American Universities - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (240 words)
AAU was founded in 1900 by a group of thirteen Ph.D. -granting universities in the U.S. to strengthen and standardize U.S. doctoral programs.
Today, the primary purpose of the AAU is to provide a forum for the development and implementation of institutional and national policies promoting strong programs in academic research and scholarship and undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.
AAU membership is by invitation only, and extends only to those universities who are deemed by the AAU to have exceptional quality in their research and graduate education programs.
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