Association of American Universities (AAU) Member Institutions


AAU member universities—64 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.

28 AAU member universities are private and 36 are public.

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List of AAU Members
Private (Year Admitted)Public (Year Admitted)
Boston University (2012) MGeorgia Institute of Technology (2010)
Brandeis University (1985)Indiana University Bloomington (1909)
Brown University (1933) MIowa State University (1958) L
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
Harvard University (1900) MUniversity of Arizona (1985) M,L
Johns Hopkins University (1900) MUniversity of California, Berkeley (1900) L
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1934)University of California, Davis (1966) M,L
New York University (1950) MUniversity of California, Irvine (1996) M
Northwestern University (1917) MUniversity of California, Los Angeles (1974) M
Princeton University (1900)University of California, San Diego (1982) 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 Pennsylvania (1900) MUniversity of Iowa (1909) M
University of Rochester (1941) MUniversity of Kansas (1909) M
University of Southern California (1969) MUniversity of Maryland, College Park (1969) L
Vanderbilt University (1950) MUniversity of Michigan (1900) M
Washington University in St. Louis (1923) MUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities (1908) M,L
Yale University (1900) MUniversity of Missouri, Columbia (1908) M,L
 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1922) M
 University of Oregon (1969)
Canadian (Year Admitted)University of Pittsburgh (1974) M
McGill University (1926)University of Texas at Austin (1929) M
University of Toronto (1926)University of Utah (2019) M
 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