American University of Beirut

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world rank  1320

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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 153 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.

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

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
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 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

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

Memberships and Affiliations

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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019