Established in 1893, American University is a private research university in Washington, DC. It has eight schools and colleges namely, the School of international service, arts and science, professional and extended studies, public affairs, education, and the Washington College of Law. It offers 160 programs including 71 bachelor's degrees, 87 master’s degrees, and 10 doctoral degrees. The student body represents over 141 countries. It is also home to a unique program called the Washington Semester program which partners with institutions around the world to bring students to AU for a semester.