American University of Beirut

Facts and Figures

​​​Faculties and Programs
AUB offers more than 120 programs leading to bachelor's, master's, MD, and PhD degrees.

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Suliman S. Olayan School of Business
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Rafic Hariri School of Nursing
Interfaculty Programs

In addition to 36 certificates and diplomas

Check degrees offered here

Language of Instruction: English (except for courses in the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages)​

Academic Degrees Awarded in 2022-23
1,430 undergraduate and 784 graduates (including 24 PhDs, 112 MDs, and 648 master’s degrees)
Total number of degrees and diplomas that AUB has awarded to date: 104,167​

Enrollment (as of October 15, 2023)
8,188 students (7,106 full-time, 1,082 part-time), representing 90 countries (including Lebanon)
4,306 female (53%), 3,882 male (47%)
Citizenship: 83% Lebanese, 17% international

There are currently 1,427 students enrolled in master’s and executive master’s degree programs and 117 doctoral students at AUB.

During the 2021-22 academic year, 1,779 AUB students engaged in volunteering activities and internships completing 26,343 hours with 230 community partners. 

Cost of university housing
The cost for university housing ranges from $930 for a double room to $2,360 for a suite per person, per academic term.

Tuition 2022-23
The cost of full-time undergraduate tuition and fees varies depending on the student’s faculty, major, and year.

Undergraduate tuition
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences: $24,477
Faculty of Arts and Sciences: from $22,737 to $27,567
Faculty of Health Sciences: $25,227
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture: $34,990 (includes mandatory summer term)
Rafic Hariri School of Nursing: $25,318 (includes mandatory summer term)
Suliman S. Olayan School of Business: $26,187

Graduate tuition
Faculty of Medicine: $41,852​​

Operating budget and endowment
AUB's investment pool was valued at $897 million on June 30, 2022​.

Assistance 2020-21
Scholarships and awards: $88.6 million

Hospital fees, student fees and tuition, private gifts and grants, endowment income, and other restricted resources

Total number of instructional faculty (as of October 15, 2023): 987 (758 full-time, 229 part-time)

Faculty breakdown by gender: 530 males, 457 females

Campus Non-Academic Staff (Management and Non-Management): 1,259 (713 males, 546 females)
Faculty of Medicine: 74 (49 males, 25 females)
AUB Medical Center: 2,269  (1,143 females, 1,126 males)​

AUB's almost 77​,000 alumni live in more than 115 countries around the world. ​

Campus: 61.2​​ acres
Advancing Research Enabling Communities Center (AREC): 244.8-acre research farm and educational facility in the Beqaa

64 buildings, including medical center (365 beds), the Charles Hostler Student Center (athletics), 4 libraries, 3 museums, 2 art galleries, 7 dormitories, athletic fields.

Libraries ​

  • 4 libraries: Nami Jafet Memorial Library (main library), Saab Me​morial Medical Library, the Engineering and Architecture Library, and the Science and Agriculture Library
  • State-of-the-art computer labs
  • Fully automated electronic classrooms providing remote access to electronic databases, books, periodicals, and reference materials
  • 32 professionals and 43 support staff 

The libraries' materials include:

  • 2 million print and electronic volumes of books
  • 5,600 print periodicals
  • hundreds of newspapers
  • more than 1 million audiovisual items – many dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries

The libraries also:

  • subscribe to over 400​ databases
  • provide access to 142,000 periodicals
  • are currently working on digitizing 10,000 pre-1956 print Arabic books.

The American University of Beirut is classified by the US Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.​

Page last updated:​ Feb. 2023


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