American University is a private educational institute located in Washington, D.C., United States. It was founded on February 24, 1893, and its motto is "Pro Deo et Patria". The university operates under various aliases such as Corporacion Universitaria Americana and Universidad Americana.
The institution has a number of subsidiaries including American University Museum, Kogod School of Business, and American University School of International Service. It also has branches in other countries such as American University in Dubai and American University in Bulgaria.
American University is accredited by multiple organizations such as the American Psychological Association, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and the American Bar Association. It also holds accreditation in other countries, for instance, Ministerio de Educación Nacional in Colombia and National Council of Higher Education of Paraguay.
The university is affiliated with various professional organizations such as the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Association of American Law Schools, and Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.
American University operates in several industries, including education, higher education, and university education.