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American University, one of the top 70 schools in the nation, is a private research university that’s affiliated with the United Methodist church. Located in Washington, D.C., American University was founded by Methodist bishop John Fletcher Hurst and chartered by Congress in 1893. When the university officially opened in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson was there to give the dedication. On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave the school’s commencement speech. Today, the campus size is 84 acres, and its motto is “For God and Country.” Notable alumni include “Judge Judy” Sheindlin, actress Goldie Hawn, women’s rights activist Alice Paul, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan and novelist Ann Beattie. The school’s colors are American Red and Blue, its mascot is Clawed Z. Eagle and its sports affiliations are NCAA Division I – Patriot League and MAISA. Varsity sports offered at AU include men’s wrestling, track, soccer, swimming and diving, and basketball, and women’s basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse and volleyball. The school used to have a football team until 1942, when a majority of the men were drafted to fight in World War II. The battleship S.S. American Victory from World War II was named after the University.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, first President of the United States and Founding Father. Washington is the principal city of the Washington metropolitan area, which has a population of 6,131,977. More from Wikipedia...
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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, more than 175 student organizations
Greek Life:Important, many to choose from
Party Scene:Standard, mostly on the weekends