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AAU Institutions

As noted in WSU’s 2014-2019 Strategic Plan and as directed by WSU’s Board of Regents, WSU strives for excellence as a research university and compares itself to members of the Association of American Universities (AAU), a non-profit association of 61 U.S. and two Canadian preeminent research universities. Four member institutions serve as WSU’s aspirational peers and each is a land-grant, research university with a program in veterinary medicine but with no medical school — Iowa State University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Purdue University, and Texas A&M University.

NameLocationWebIR WebAAU Membership YearControlLeg PeerGCS
Brandeis UniversityWaltham, MAHomeIR Home1985Private  
Brown UniversityProvidence, RIHomeIR Home1933Private  
California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CAHomeIR Home1934Private  
Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PAHomeIR Home1982Private  
Case Western Reserve UniversityCleveland, OHHomeIR Home1969Private  
Columbia UniversityNew York, NYHomeIR Home1900Private  
Cornell UniversityIthaca, NYHomeIR Home1900Private Yes 
Duke UniversityDurham, NCHomeIR Home1938Private  
Emory UniversityAtlanta, GAHomeIR Home1995Private  
Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta, GAHomeIR Home2010Public  
Harvard UniversityCambridge, MAHomeIR Home1900Private  
Indiana UniversityBloomington, INHome IR Home1909Public  
Iowa State UniversityAmes, IAHomeIR Home1958PublicYes 
Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MDHomeIR Home1900Private  
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MAHomeIR Home1934Private  
McGill UniversityMontrealHomeIR Home1926Canadian  
Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MIHomeIR Home1964Public Yes 
New York UniversityNew York City, NYHomeIR Home1950Private  
Northwestern UniversityEvanston, ILHomeIR Home1917Private  
Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park, PAHomeIR Home1958Public  
Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJHomeIR Home1900Private  
Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette, INHomeIR Home1958Public Yes 
Rice UniversityHouston, TXHomeIR Home1985Private  
Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyNew Brunswick, NJHomeIR Home1989Public  Yes
Stanford UniversityStanford, CAHomeIR Home1900Private  
Stony Brook University - SUNYStony Brook, NYHomeIR Home2001Public  
Texas A&M UniversityCollege Station, TXHomeIR Home2001Public Yes 
The Ohio State UniversityColumbus, OHHomeIR Home1916Public Yes 
The University of ArizonaTucson, AZHomeIR Home1985Public  
The University of ChicagoChicago, ILHomeIR Home1900Private  
The University of IowaIowa City, IAHomeIR Home1909Public  
The University of KansasLawrence, KSHomeIR Home1909Public  
The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill, NCHomeIR Home1922Public  
The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TXHomeIR Home1929Public  
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WIHomeIR Home1900Public Yes 
Tulane UniversityNew Orleans, LAHomeIR Home1958Private  
University at Buffalo - SUNYBuffalo, NYHomeIR Home1989Public  
University of California, BerkeleyBerkeley, CAHomeIR Home1900Public  
University of California, DavisDavis, CAHomeIR Home1996Public Yes Yes
University of California, San DiegoSan Diego, CAHomeIR Home 1982Public  
University of California, Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CAHomeIR Home1995Public  
University of California, IrvineIrvine, CAHomeIR Home1996Public  
University of California, Los AngelesLos Angeles, CAHomeIR Home1974Public  
University of Colorado at BoulderBoulder, COHomeIR Home1966Public  
University of FloridaGainsville, FLHomeIR Home1985Public Yes 
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbana, ILHomeIR Home1908Public Yes 
University of Maryland, College ParkCollege Park, MDHomeIR Home1969Public  Yes
University of MichiganAnn Arbor, MIHomeIR Home1900Public  
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesTwin Cities, MNHomeIR Home1908Public Yes 
University of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbia, MOHomeIR Home1908Public Yes 
University of Oregon Eugene, ORHomeIR Home1969Public  
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PAHomeIR Home1900Private  
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PAHomeIR Home1974Public  
University of Rochester Rochester, NYHomeIR Home1941Private  
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CAHomeIR Home1969Private  
University of Toronto Toronto, CanadaHomeIR Home1926Canadian  
University of Virginia Charlottesville, VAHomeIR Home1904Public  
University of Washington Seattle, WAHomeIR Home1950Public  
Vanderbilt University Nashville, TNHomeIR Home1950Private  
Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MOHomeIR Home1923Private  
Yale University New Haven, CTHomeIR Home1900Private  
Washington State University