American University Park, Washington, DC 20016, USAEstablished by the US Congress in 1893, American University has an international outlook with an emphasis on public service. American University ("AU" or "American") is a private research university in Washington, D.C. There are currently approximately 6,000 undergraduate students and 4,000 graduate students enrolled at the university. American University is especially known for its efforts to promote international relations. This is reflected in the diverse student body consisting of students from more than 150 countries, the university’s wide variety of course offerings, the faculty research, and the regular presence of world leaders on its campus. American University has also earned a reputation as one of the best schools in the United States for subjects relating to government and political science.