Lebanese American University

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world rank  3457

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University Overview

Founded in 1924, Lebanese American University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Beirut (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Byblos. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministère de l'Education et de l'Enseignement supérieur, Liban (Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Lebanon), Lebanese American University (LAU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Lebanese American University (LAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 94 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Lebanese higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name الجامعة الاميركية اللبنانية
Acronym LAU
Founded 1924
Motto To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield
Colours Green and white

University Location

Address PO Box 13-5053, Chouran
Beirut (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
1102 2801 Beirut
T +961 (1) 786 456
F +961 (1) 867 098
Other locations Byblos

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
Int'l student 15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office PO Box 13-5053, Chouran
Beirut 1102 2801
+961 01-786 456 (Ext. 1111)

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 800-899
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Lebanese American University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministère de l'Education et de l'Enseignement supérieur, Liban

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC-CIHE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Accreditation Board fo


  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • Association of American International Colleges and Universities (AAICU)
  • College Board
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
  • World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)
  • Conseil National de Recherches Scientifiques (CNRS)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018