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American University

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016

American University is a private research university affiliated with the United Methodist Church, although the university's curriculum is secular. The university has seven schools and colleges: the School of International Service, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Communication, School of Professional & Extended Studies, School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law. As of 2016, roughly 7,710 undergraduate students and 5,230 graduate students were enrolled.

Notable alumni include science-fiction author Alice Sheldon, who wrote under the pseudonym James Tiptree Jr. Others include filmmaker Barry Levinson; actor Danny Glover; and actresses America Ferrera and Goldie Hawn.

Library: The Jack I. and Dorothy G. Bender Library is the main library facility for the campus. It is open to the public, and visitors may use onsite computers to access all library databases. A photo ID is required for computer access. Guest borrowing privileges are available for $300 per year or $100 for three months. A group borrowing program is also available. The University Library is part of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), which operates a consortium loan service between member institutions.

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