Lebanese American University

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world rank  1913

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University Overview

Founded in 1924, Lebanese American University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Beirut (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution also has a branch campus in Byblos. Officially recognized by the Ministère de l'Education et de l'Enseignement supérieur, Liban (Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Lebanon), Lebanese American University (LAU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational Lebanese higher education institution. Lebanese American University (LAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 96 years old Lebanese higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Lebanese higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. LAU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Name الجامعة الاميركية اللبنانية
Acronym LAU
Founded 1924
Motto To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield
Colours Green and white

University Location

Address PO Box 13-5053, Chouran
Beirut
1102 2801 Beirut
Lebanon
Tel +961 (1) 786 456
Fax +961 (1) 867 098
Other locations Byblos

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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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 70-80%
Admission Office PO Box 13-5053, Chouran
Beirut 1102 2801
01-786 456 (Ext. 1111)

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 8,000-8,999
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 Go to Lebanese American University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministère de l'Education et de l'Enseignement supérieur, Liban


Year of first Accreditation

2009


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • Association of American International Colleges and Universities (AAICU)
  • College Board
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
  • World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)
  • Conseil National de Recherches Scientifiques (CNRS)
  • AAICU Direct Educational Exchange Program (AAICU-DEEP)

Academic Structure


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