Founded in 1876, the University of Oregon (also referred to as UO) is a public flagship research university in Eugene, Oregon. The university has a Carnegie Classification of "highest research activity" and has 19 research centers and institutes under it. In 1969 UO was admitted to the Association of American Universities and since July 2014, UO has been governed by the Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon and in. UO offers 316 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. The university is organized into eight colleges out of which two are the most popular named the Robert D. Clark Honors College which is the oldest honors college in the United States and the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.