American University of Beirut (AUB)

American University of Beirut (AUB)

Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut is a private, independent, co-ed, and non-sectarian university in Beirut, Lebanon. AUB’s lush green campus overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and is situated in a cosmopolitan, urban neighborhood. Based on the American liberal arts model of higher education, AUB has more than 140 programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, PhD, and MD degrees, with over 9,000 students and 900 faculty members. It is a teaching-centered research university with high academic standards and a vibrant campus life. The language of instruction is English. AUB is ranked among the top 250 universities in the world.

Academic Programs

  • Culinary
  • Design
  • Music
  • Performing Arts

Student experience

  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • ROTC Program
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Come join the AUB family! First year applicants can apply either as freshman or sophomore, depending on the degree they hold. In general, those with a high school diploma should apply as freshman, while those with certain baccalaureates and other types of degrees can apply as sophomore. Review all the requirements for freshman and sophomore applications at

Additional Information

AUB, with a diverse student body that is 23% international, provides an ideal environment for intellectual and cultural growth in a campus environment that encourages mutual tolerance, civic responsibility, and freedom of thought and expression. Our students and graduates are global citizens awakened by their AUB experience to the role they must play to create a better world.

AUB ranks first in Lebanon, second in the Middle East, and in the top 250 globally according to QS World University Rankings. AUB is also ranked #51 globally in terms of employability, meaning our graduates are well-placed to gain meaningful employment after graduation. 

A wide range of scholarships and other financial aid opportunities are available at AUB to help you get a world-class education at an affordable price. The university includes seven faculties: arts and sciences, medicine, nursing, engineering and architecture, health sciences, agricultural and food sciences, and business.

AUB is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and its degrees are registered with the New York State Department of Education and the Lebanese government.

If you're looking for an enlightening educational and life experience, then AUB is the right place for you.

Visit us

The AUB campus is an oasis of green within the urban city of Beirut. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, with a panoramic view of the mountains, AUB has been named one of the top 23 most beautiful campuses in the world. AUB provides the perfect base for discovering the treasures of Lebanon, from world-class Roman ruins to endless beaches and mountains for hiking and skiing. Check out the campus with our 360-degrees virtual tour. If you are in the neighborhood, schedule a campus tour with our Visitor’s Bureau:

Since its founding, this university has been committed to fostering free and open dialogue, critical thinking, and intellectual curiosity. It has served as a beacon of excellence, tolerance, and secularism in a region that is too often equated with the opposite.

Dr. Fadlo R. Khuri, President, AUB
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Admissions office

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School location

AUB College Hall Bliss Street, Ras Beirut, Hamra, Ras Beirut
Beirut 1107, Lebanon

Phone number

(+961) 1 374374 ext. 2890