American University of Beirut

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world rank  1572

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University Overview

Founded in 1866, American University of Beirut is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Beirut (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bekaa. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, American University of Beirut (AUB) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. American University of Beirut (AUB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 152 years old higher-education 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 students are welcome to apply for enrollment. AUB 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.

University Identity

Name
Name الجامعة الاميركية في بيروت
Acronym AUB
Founded 1866
Motto That they may have life and have it more abundantly

University Location

Address PO Box 110236, Riad El Solh
Beirut (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
1107 2020 Beirut
Lebanon
T +961 (1) 350 000
F +961 (1) 750 775
Other locations Bekaa

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local student 15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l student 15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office College Hall, PO Box 11 0236 Riad El Solh
Beirut 1107 2020
+961 (1) 374374 x 2590

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 800-899
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation
1961


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018