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American University

Human Resources: 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Employees: 1,800+
President: Cornelius Kerwin


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American University is a private university located on 89 acres at the top of Embassy Row in Northwest Washington, DC. The school has 51 buildings including 10 residential buildings and 41 academic and administrative buildings.

There are 6,241 undergraduate students enrolled at American University, 3,507 graduate students and 1,676 law students.

Tuition for 2010-11 is $18,090 per semester and and up to $8,000 for room and board per semester.

American has 649 full-time teaching and research faculty.

The school is in the Patriot League athletic conference. The team nickname is the Eagles.

In 1890, Methodist bishop John Fletcher Hurst buys 90 acres of farmland on which to build a nonsectarian, national university. The school is incorporated as American University in 1891 and chartered by an act of Congress in 1893.


- Accident insurance
- Benefits for same-sex domestic partners
- Dental coverage (BlueCross BlueShield and DentaQuest)
- Family Medical Leave
- Flexible Spending Accounts for dependent child and elder care
- Flexible Spending Accounts for eligible health care expenses
- Legal plan coverage
- Life insurance
- Long-term disability
- Medical coverage (CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Kaiser Permanente)
- Retiree Health Benefits
- Retiree Tuition Remission Benefits
- Retirement savings with employer contributions: 2-to-1 match
- Short-term disability
- Tuition at AU and Wesley Seminary for employees and their spouses
- Tuition scholarships for dependent children at AU and Wesley Seminary and participating universities

Updated January 2, 2011

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