American University

American University

American University

Date Founded



4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20016-8001

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Schools & Student Services

Company Description

American University is a private doctoral institution situated in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. Our total fall 2012 enrollment was 13,165, with 6,776 degree-seeking undergraduates, 3,464 degree-seeking graduate students, 1,766 law students, and 1,159 students in nondegree certificate programs, Washington Semester, or AU Abroad. We offer 61 bachelor’s degrees, 54 master’s degrees, 11 doctoral degrees, and a JD program, as well as 50 certificate programs at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Courses run on a 15-week semester basis in fall and spring, with shorter summer-term classes. In addition, we offer study-abroad programs and alternative breaks. More than 85 percent of our undergraduates and 60 percent of our master's students participate in at least one internship. Our student body is cosmopolitan and globally diverse, with all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 130 countries represented. Seven percent of undergraduates and 11 percent of graduate students are international. The university’s mission is carried out by 798 full-time faculty and 1,525 full-time staff. Ninety-four percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field. Among our 565 adjunct faculty are policy makers, diplomats, journalists, artists, writers, scientists, and business leaders

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Executives & Employees


Chief Financial Officer, Vice President & Treasurer

Provost Emeritus

Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Dean & Professor

Dean & Professor

Vice President, Development & Alumni Relations

Vice President for Communication

Assistant Vice President Facilities Development


Board of Trustees

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President at The Bernstein Cos.

First Vice President & Trustee at The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc.

Chairman, Mid-Atlantic Region at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Former Partner at Cohen, Dunn and Sinclair, P.C.

Founder & Executive Chairman at APCO Worldwide, Inc.

Of Counsel at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Partner at Arent Fox LLP

President & Chief Executive Officer at Foundation Risk Partners

Co-Founder at Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable

Founder at The Meltzer Group

Distinguished Alumni
Wee Ee Cheong is now Deputy Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at United Overseas Bank Ltd. - Singapore
Facundo L. Bacardi is now Founding Shareholder at JSM Capital Holding Corp.
David M. Maiorana is now Partner at Jones Day
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Hogan & Hartson LLP provides legal services. Its is specialized in areas include energy, government contracts, immigration, and litigation. The company has offices in across Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. Hogan & Hartston was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Legal Advisor

Former Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP


Senior Vice President at C. Fox Communications LLC

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