Lebanese American University - LAU


Lebanese American University - LAU

If you are looking for a university where you can grow personally and professionally, both in and outside the classroom, LAU is the place for you. One of Lebanon’s oldest institutions of higher learning, LAU has evolved into a top-ranked, NECHE-accredited and New York-chartered university. With a homely green campus in the heart of Beirut and another in Byblos, you will be served with unique proximity to urban buzz while having access to diverse experiences and communities from all over Lebanon, and beyond. Through its seven schools and two medical centers, LAU will help you find your career calling and tap into talents you never knew you had.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Pharmacy
  • Architecture
  • Nutrition
  • other

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Study Abroad
  • International Exchange
  • Academic Advising
  • Career Guidance
  • Counseling & Health
  • Outreach & Civic Engagement
  • others

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


At LAU, you get to leave your personal mark. Faces are friendly, classes are small, and faculty and staff will always email you back. As a first-time applicant, you will be considered either as a sophomore or a freshman, depending on the type of your high school diploma.

Dedicated advisors, counselors, and career development staff will help you navigate through possible first-year doubts, choose the internships that are right for you, and help you land your first job.

Additional Information

At LAU, we believe that all accepted students deserve an excellent education. LAU has allocated a generous budget, possibly the largest in the region for financial aid and scholarships where  80% of students are on at least one form of aid, and the average package covers up to 100% of tuition.

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Dating back to 1933, LAU’s Beirut campus is a walking distance from some of the city’s most renowned cultural and social hubs. Perched on a hillside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the ancient city of Byblos, our other campus is home to state-of-the-art buildings such as the Chagoury Health Sciences Center and the Engineering Labs and Research Center. Learn more about LAU's facilities. 

“LAU gave me a new family of supportive friends and mentors, and chances to develop my academic and leadership skills. It also supported me to fight for my values fearlessly.”

Nagham Abou Zeid, (BA, '21)
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School location

Beirut 13 5053, Lebanon

Phone number

+9611786456 ext: 1355(Beirut), 2532(Byblos)