Established in 1960, Beirut Arab University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Beirut (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Mount Lebanon. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Debbieh, Tripoli, Bekaa. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministère de l'Education et de l'Enseignement supérieur, Liban (English: Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Lebanon), Beirut Arab University (BAU) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Beirut Arab University (BAU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 56 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Lebanese higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. BAU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.