American University of Beirut

Facts and Figures

​​​​​​​Faculties and Programs
AUB offers more than 14​0 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 744 graduates (including 19 PhDs, 112 MDs, and 613 master’s degrees)
Total number of degrees and diplomas that AUB has awarded to date: 106,436​

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 2022-23 academic year, 2,171 AUB students engaged in volunteering activities and internships completing 25,812 hours with 273 community partners.

The Office of Student Affairs includes more than 80 active clubs and societies.

Cost of university housing
The cost for university housing ranges from $1,230 for a double room to $3,150 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: $25,455
Faculty of Arts and Sciences: from $23,615 to $28,655
Faculty of Health Sciences: $26,225
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture: $36,266 (includes mandatory summer term)
Rafic Hariri School of Nursing: $26,204 (includes mandatory summer term)
Suliman S. Olayan School of Business: $27,215

Graduate tuition
Faculty of Medicine: $43,401​

Operating budget and endowment
AUB's investment pool was valued at $845 million on June 30, 2023​​.

Assistance 2022-23
Scholarships and awards: $121.2​ 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): 1,270 (735 males, 535 females)
Faculty of Medicine: 107 (30 males, 77 females)
AUB Medical Center: 2,294  (1,173 females, 1,121​ males)​

AUB's almost 78​,000 alumni live in more than 120​ 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 (1,281 beds​), 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
  • 33 professionals and 39 support staff 

The libraries' materials include:

  • 2.1 million print and electronic volumes of books
  • 5,850 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 185​,000 periodicals
  • are currently working on digitizing 10,000 pre-1956 print Arabic books
  • ​​have 2,434 linear feet of archival material, 11,500 posters, 2,000 maps, 102,000 photos, as well as 1,800 mainly Arabic manuscripts.

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. 2024


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