American University, founded in 1893, is a private university located in Washington, DC. It has over 7,000 undergraduates and the largest school of international affairs. The campus is suburban and its student body is extremely politically active. The Eagles compete in Division I sports, its football and basketball team putting up quite a fight! Its students have over 200 student organizations to choose from, and a strong Greek scene. The campuses’ proximity to Metrorail transit also makes resources that come with living in the nation’s capital more accessible. Notable AU alumni include author & motivational speaker Jordan Belfort and women’s rights activist Alice Paul. American University, with its location in the political hub of the country, offers a plethora of opportunity.