Association of American Universities (AAU) Member Institutions

AAU member universities—69 in the United States and two in Canada—are on the leading edge of innovation, scholarship, and solutions that contribute to scientific progress, economic development, security, and well-being.

Among the 69 American AAU members, 31 are private institutions and 38 are public institutions.

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List of AAU Members
Private (Year Admitted)Public (Year Admitted)
Boston University (2012) MArizona State University (2023)
Brandeis University (1985)Georgia Institute of Technology (2010)
Brown University (1933) MIndiana University Bloomington (1909)
California Institute of Technology (1934)Michigan State University (1964) M,L
Carnegie Mellon University (1982)Ohio State University (1916) M,L
Case Western Reserve University (1969) MPennsylvania State University (1958) M,L
Columbia University (1900) MPurdue University (1958) L
Cornell University (1900) M,LRutgers University - New Brunswick (1989) M,L
Dartmouth College (2019) MStony Brook University - The State Univ. of New York (2001) M
Duke University (1938) MTexas A&M University (2001) M,L
Emory University (1995) MUniversity at Buffalo - The State Univ. of New York (1989) M
George Washington University (2023) MUniversity of Arizona (1985) M,L
Harvard University (1900) MUniversity of California, Berkeley (1900) L
Johns Hopkins University (1900) MUniversity of California, Davis (1966) M,L
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1934)University of California, Irvine (1996) M
New York University (1950) MUniversity of California, Los Angeles (1974) M
Northwestern University (1917) MUniversity of California, San Diego (1982) M
Princeton University (1900)University of California, Riverside (2023) M
Rice University (1985)University of California, Santa Barbara (1995)
Stanford University (1900) MUniversity of California, Santa Cruz (2019)
Tufts University (2021) MUniversity of Colorado Boulder (1966)
Tulane University (1958) MUniversity of Florida (1985) M,L
University of Chicago (1900) MUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1908) L
University of Miami (2023) MUniversity of Iowa (1909) M
University of Notre Dame (2023)University of Kansas (1909) M
University of Pennsylvania (1900) MUniversity of Maryland, College Park (1969) L
University of Rochester (1941) MUniversity of Michigan (1900) M
University of Southern California (1969) MUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities (1908) M,L
Vanderbilt University (1950) MUniversity of Missouri, Columbia (1908) M,L
Washington University in St. Louis (1923) MUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1922) M
Yale University (1900) MUniversity of Oregon (1969)
 University of Pittsburgh (1974) M
 University of South Florida (2023) M
Canadian (Year Admitted)University of Texas at Austin (1929) M
McGill University (1926)University of Utah (2019) M
University of Toronto (1926)University of Virginia (1904) M
 University of Washington (1950) M
 University of Wisconsin - Madison (1900) M,L

M indicates universities with a medical center

L indicates land grant institutions