American University, a private 4-year school, is located in the NW quadrant of Washington DC, not far from the Potomac River and near Glover-Archbold Park. Founded in 1893, AU maintains affiliation with the Methodist Church. The university covers 2 separate campuses less than a mile apart from each other. The main campus features the majority of activity and Tenly Campus (the former Immaculata College campus) has residence halls and administration buildings. The 84 acre campus features architecture that fits with the city, a blend of regal marble buildings, modern and contemporary styles as well. In AU history, the main campus was used by the US military for training and testing grounds during WWI, including development and testing of camouflage. AU alumni include many noted politicians and journalists including former senator Robert Byrd, Fox’s Neil Cavuto and actress Goldie Hawn.