American University is a private research university located in Washington, D.C. The university was founded in 1893 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, and it has a strong commitment to social justice and public service. American University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide range of fields, including business, law, international relations, and public affairs. The university has a diverse student body and a strong emphasis on experiential learning. American University is also known for its commitment to sustainability and has been recognized as one of the greenest universities in the United States.