Association of American Universities
Association of American Universities (AAU) comprises the leading research and education universities. It consists of 61 universities in the United States (both public and private) and two universities in Canada.
History of Association of American Universities 
The AAU was founded in 1900 by a group of fourteen Ph.D.-granting universities in the United States to strengthen and standardize American doctoral programs. Today, the primary purpose of the organization is to provide a forum for the development and implementation of institutional and national policies, in order to promote strong programs in academic research and scholarship and undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.
Public Universities (34) 
Private Universities (25) 
Canadian Universities (2) 
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