Lebanese American University (LAU)

Lebanese American University is committed to academic excellence, student centeredness, civic engagement, the advancement of scholarship, the education of the whole person, and the formation of leaders in a diverse world.



  • LAU was founded as a college for women in 1924, tracing its origins back to the first school for girls in the Ottoman empire started by Presbyterian missionaries in the 1830s. 
  •  With the launch of the Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing in 2010, and with a School of Pharmacy known for its high standards, LAU set the stage for a world-class health education hub.


  • School of Architecture & Design
  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • Adnan Kassar School of Business
  • School of Engineering
  • Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine
  • Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy


Research Labs & Centers:

  • Civil Engineering Computer Labs
  • Environmental Lab
  • Fluid Lab
  • Geotechnical Lab
  • Materials Lab
  • Structures Lab
  • Transportation Lab
  • Controls and Mechatronics Lab
  • Edward Abi Ghosn Internal Combustion Engines Lab
  • Ergonomics Lab
  • Experimental Fluid Dynamics Lab
  • High Performance Simulation Lab

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University Ranking

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Housing services

  • Beirut Campus -  Santona Residence - Separate wings for male and female residents
  • Byblos Campus - Dorm B and C 

Library services

  • Riyad Nassar Library
  • Joseph G. Jabbra Library
  • Health Sciences Library
  • New York Academic Center library

ICT services

Wi-fi, cable

Medical services

  • In case of emergency, a registered nurse is always available on each campus. The nurse can provide first aid and advise on next steps.
  • All students at LAU are insured for medical emergencies and hospitalization. Insurance fees are paid once a year along with the tuition fees. Those who already have insurance are exempted from some of these fees. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Beirut Campus
  • Byblos Campus

Sports facilities

  • The Byblos campus has two outdoor courts, an indoor weight lifting room and other facilities for specific sports. Off-campus sports facilities are used when necessary for games, tournaments, etc.
  • Beirut Campus: Fitness and Weight Center, Joseph G. Jabbra Gymnasium

Student clubs

  • American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers Club (ASME)
  • Animal Care Club
  • Animals Rights Club
  • Armenian Club
  • Artistic Sport Club
  • Arts Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Biology Club
  • Lebanese Cultural Club
  • Lebanese Medical Students International Committee (LeMSIC)


LAU is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.  

Student Reviews

Very good university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Really good, great professors , beautiful campus ,good quality teaching , I’m satisfied as an international student

New experience to manage
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Well, what can i say more than a perfect start? Hopefully it will stay like this.

Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon

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