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Association of American Universities is a worldwide organization of renowned and prestigious universities dedicated to maintain durable academic study and education. Headquartered in Washington D.C the college is geographically located in United States and Canada. The existence of this association was sketched in the year 1900. The association includes total sixty two universities which hold sixty private and public universities of United States and two universities of Canada.

The Association of American Universities (AAU) was established in 1900 putting in fourteen Ph.D. serving universities of the United States. The main objective of formation of this association was to strong the strength and standard of American doctoral programs. Presently the association has been working to maintain the education quality of its member universities and to form institutional and national policies to lift the standard of academic programs, research, undergraduate, graduate and professional education in the nation.

Various presidents have served the association in its century long success. Some presidents and their time of presidency:

Thomas A. Bartlett (1977-1982)

Robert M. Rosenzweig (1983-1993)

Cornelius J. Pings (1993-1998)

Nils Hasselmo (July 1, 1998- April 2006)

Robert M. Berdahl (May 2006-June 2011)

Hunter R. Rawlings III (July 1, 2011-present)



The following university functions under the management of Association of American Universities. The following universities include private and public American and Canadian universities.


·         University of Arizona (1985)

·         University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (1989)

·         University of California, Berkeley (1900)

·         University of California, Davis (1996)

·         University of California, Irvine (1996)

·         University of California, Los Angeles (1974)

·         University of California, San Diego (1982)

·         University of California, Santa Barbara (1995)

·         University of Colorado Boulder (1966)

·         University of Florida (1985)

·         Georgia Institute of Technology (2010)

·         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1908)

·         Indiana University Bloomington (1909)

·         The University of Iowa (1909)

·         Iowa State University (1958)

·         The University of Kansas (1909)

·         University of Maryland, College Park (1969)

·         University of Michigan (1900)

·         Michigan State University (1964)

·         University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (1908)

·         University of Missouri-Columbia (1908)

·         Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (1989)

·         University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1922)

·         The Ohio State University (1916)

·         University of Oregon (1969)

·         The Pennsylvania State University (1958)

·         University of Pittsburgh (1974)

·         Purdue University (1958)

·         The State University of New York at Stony Brook (2001)

·         The University of Texas at Austin (1929)

·         Texas A&M University (2001)

·         University of Virginia (1904)

·         University of Washington (1950)

·         The University of Wisconsin–Madison (1900)

  • Boston University (2012)
  • Brandeis University (1985)
  • Brown University (1933)
  • California Institute of Technology (1934)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (1982)
  • Case Western Reserve University (1969)
  • University of Chicago (1900)
  • Columbia University (1900)
  • Cornell University (1900)
  • Duke University (1938)
  • Emory University (1995)
  • Harvard University (1900)
  • The Johns Hopkins University (1900)


·         Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1934)

·         New York University (1950)

·         Northwestern University (1917)

·         University of Pennsylvania (1900)

·         Princeton University (1900)

·         Rice University (1985)

·         University of Rochester (1941)

·         University of Southern California (1969)

·         Stanford University (1900)

·         Tulane University (1958)

·         Vanderbilt University (1950)

·         Washington University in St. Louis (1923)

·         Yale University (1900)

Canadian (2)

·         McGill University (1926)

·         University of Toronto (1926)


The prestigious Association of American Universities has sheltered students all around the world. From the year 1999, 43% of all Nobel Prize winners and 74% U.S institutions winners are the product of the educational institution ascribed by AAU. The association holds the following statistics.

·         Undergraduate students: 1,044,759; 7% nationally

·         Undergraduate degrees awarded: 235,328; 17% nationally

·         Graduate students: 418,066; 20% nationally

·         Master’s awarded: 106,971; 19% nationally

·         Professional Degrees: 20,859; 25% nationally

·         Doctorates awarded: 22,747; 52% nationally

·         Postdoctoral Fellows: 30,430; 67% nationally

·         Students Studying Abroad: 57,205

·         National Merit/Achievement Scholars (2004): 5,434; 63% nationally

·         Faculty: approximately 72,000



The association was established to improve the standard of education in America. The association has contributed a lot for the establishment of effective educational system in America. The Association of American Universities has included various universities under its management. Implementing effective and practical educational policies and plans, the association has contributed a lot to make quality education available to the people of various social, cultural religious, racial and geographical backgrounds. The association has been working with a belief that the quality education should be made available to everyone to wills to have it. The association shelters the leading universities of the world.

Association of American University has sketched an irreplaceable space among the thousands of educational association existing all around the world. The qualitative and effective education system of the universities under its management has not only attracted the students of the United States but also the students of countries all around the world. The students all around the world have considered universities of Association of American University as an effective means to guide them towards their destiny. The universities under its control are the home of the students from various countries and various states of America. The determination and hard work of years have established this association among the best associations in the world. The Association of American Universities has defined excellence through its effort to serve effective education to its students.

It has not only attracted the students inside the United States by it qualitative, unique and effective education system but also the students around the world believe the university as a place to be who search bright future and successful career through the means of qualitative education. The well experienced and educated instructor of the university guides their students toward better future.

 Prestigious and historical Association of American Universities manages its university is best possible way and is always dedicated for the better going of the universities under its effective management.