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American University of Beirut

4.2 out of 5 (134 ratings / 119 reviews) Beirut, Lebanon
The University, which was granted institutional accreditation in June 2004 by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States and reaffirmed in 2016, includes seven faculties: Agricultural and Food Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Architecture .

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

About

History

Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut is a teaching-centered research university based on the American liberal arts model of higher education. AUB has over 9,000 students and over 1,200 instructional faculty members. The University encourages freedom of thought and expression and seeks to graduate men and women committed to creative and critical thinking.

Education

AUB currently offers more than 130 programs leading to the bachelor's, master's, MD, and PhD degrees. The University became coeducational in 1922; its student body is 50 percent male and 50 percent female. The language of instruction is English (except for courses in the Arabic Department and other language courses).

Research

Research Committees:

  • Research at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • Research at the Faculty of Medicine
  • Research at the Rafic Hariri School of Nursing
  • Research Committee - Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Research Committee - Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
  • Research Committee - Faculty of Health Sciences

Career

The Career and Placement Services, which is part of the Student Affairs Office, provides guidance and resources to students and AUB graduates for their life-long career development by facilitating their exploration of career options and development of effective career life planning skills. It is further committed to assist organizations in meeting their hiring needs for the mutual benefit of students and AUB graduates as well as employers.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
220 24
2020
244 -7
2019
237
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
601
2019
601
2018
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
351 50
2019
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
541 60
2019
601
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

64 buildings, including Medical Center (365 beds), the Charles Hostler Student Center (athletics), 4 Libraries, 3 Museums, 2 Art Galleries, 7 Dormitories, Athletic Fields

Housing services

AUB offers its students the opportunity to live in its residence halls and share a rich community life on its beautiful campus. AUB provides quality housing facilities and services to ensure a wholesome living environment that enables students to thrive personally and academically.

Library services

The University Libraries include the central Jafet Memorial Library and two branch libraries: the Engineering and Architecture Library and the Science and Agriculture Library with its annex the Advancing Research Enabling Communities Center (AREC) Library. The Saab Memorial Medical Library (SML) is one of the best medical libraries in the Middle East.

ICT services

Our mission is to provide and sustain excellent Information Technology services that are:

  • Efficient, reliable, secure, innovative and cost effective
  • Strategically aligned with the academic, healthcare and administrative goals
  • Targeted towards improving the quality of patient experience and student campus life

Medical services

AUBMC is an academic medical center dedicated to the passionate pursuit of improving the health of the community in Lebanon and the region through the delivery of exceptional and comprehensive quality care to our patients, excellence in education and training, and leadership in innovative research.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in Ras Beirut, AUB's main campus has a total of 64 buildings. The 60.9 acre (246,459 square meter) campus overlooking the Mediterranean Sea includes athletic fields, private beach, bird sanctuary, and a repository of native and non-native trees and shrubs.

Accreditation

The American University of Beirut (AUB) operates under a charter granted by the Education Department of the State of New York in 1863, which registers the Universitys degree programs. AUB degrees are also recognized by the Lebanese government through the equivalence committees of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

Student Reviews

AUB
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

It exceeded expectations for it's location and the state of other universities in the country, however, it depends too much on learning by powerpoint presentations and lenient, understanding professors are limited.

In a nutshell!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

One of the best educational programs available in the region. Beautiful campus with well educated people. Although, extremely hard exams based on different professors.

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The American University in Madaba is a good university for students who can understand English well in Jordan. It was a great experience in my opinion, all the professors help you without any return.

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