American Univesity 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

Academic Degrees Awarded in 2020-21
1,854 undergraduate and 742 graduate (including 18 PhDs, 95 MDs, and 629 master's degrees)
Total number of degrees and diplomas AUB has awarded to date:

Enrollment (as of October 15, 2021)
8,132 students (7,092 full-time, 1,040 part-time), representing 90 countries

Female 4,171 (51.3%),
Male 3,961 (48.7%)
Citizenship: 80% Lebanese, 20% international

Cost of university housing
The cost for university housing ranges from $1,538 for a double room to $3,926 for a suite.

Tuition 2021-22
The cost of full-time undergraduate tuition and fees varies depending on the student's faculty, major, and year.

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences: $24,587

Faculty of Arts and Sciences: from $22,847 to $27,677

Faculty of Health Sciences: $25,337

Faculty of Medicine: $41,962

Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture: $35,100 (includes mandatory summer term)

Rafic Hariri School of Nursing: $25,428 (includes mandatory summer term)

Suliman S. Olayan School of Business: $26,297

Operating budget and endowment
AUB's investment pool was valued at $1.06 billion on June 30, 2021.

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 26, 2021):
1,072 (827 full-time, 245 part-time)
Faculty breakdown by gender:
600 males, 472 females​

Campus non-academic staff
(management and non-management):
1,170 (686 males, 484 females)

Faculty of Medicine:
80 (25 males, 55 females)

AUB Medical Center:
2,250 (1,136 males, 1,114 females)

AUB's more than 74,000 alumni live in more than 115 countries around the world. ​

Campus: 61 acres
Advancing Research Enabling Communities Center (AREC): 247-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 Memorial 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
  • 5,000 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 350 databases
  • provide access to 144,000 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:​ March 2022​


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