Lebanese American University


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Lebanese American University History

Lebanese American University also known as LAU is a private American university located in Beirut, Lebanon. The university was established in 1924 as American Junior College for Women which was later changed to Beirut College for Women, and Beirut University College in 1973 eventually adopting its present name.

Lebanese American University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Lebanese American University is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and offers 64-degree courses. The university comprises of seven departments which are School of Arts and Sciences, School of Architecture and Design, Adnan Kassar School of Business, School of Engineering, Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine, Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing, and School of Pharmacy.

Lebanese American University offers subjects like Communication Arts, Computer Science and Mathematics, Art and Design, Architecture and Interior Design, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Hospitality Management, and Marketing, Information Technology and Operations Management, Art and Design, Architecture and Interior Design, and Education to name a few.

Lebanese American University Campuses

Lebanese American University has two campuses – one in Beirut and another in Byblos in Lebanon. The Byblos campus is 35 kilometers from Beirut. The Byblos campus specializes in Nursing, Medicine, Engineering, and Pharmacy courses while other faculties are based in Beirut. Both the campuses collectively are spread across an area of 18.40 hectares.

Lebanese American University offers various sports facilities such as a swimming pool, a multipurpose indoor court, outdoor football, basketball and tennis fields, gym, and 8500 square meter athletics center. The university campuses also offer a wide range of services such as libraries, gyms, theatres, Wi-Fi, Labs, computer centers, halls of residence, and academic support services on both campuses.

Lebanese American University Achievements

Lebanese American University has many of its courses recognized and endorsed by elite and prestigious accreditation agencies such as Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB), ABET, and ACPE. French Ministry of Culture & Communication has also accredited the university’s Bachelor of Architecture Degree.

Lebanese American University ranks 6th in the Arab region and 601st in the world by the QS World University Rankings. The university is also the only university in Beirut which is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Lebanese American University USP

Lebanese American University is one of the few universities to maintain an Academic Centre in New York which is located in Manhattan, close to the United Nations. The center in New York is equipped with a library, lecture theatres, and alumni relations office.

Lebanese American University has a high acceptance rate of 88% and the university also provides financial aid and tuition fee assistance to meritorious students. The university also maintains active partnerships with various universities abroad for student exchange programs.

Lebanese American University Notable Alumni

Elim El Sayegh (Former Lebanese Minister of Social Affairs), Tamirace Fakhoury (Lebanese Poet), Sethrida Geagea (Member of the Lebanese Parliament), and Saniya Habboub (Lebanese Doctor).

Lebanese American University Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Lebanon. To be able to get a successful admission in Lebanese American University in Lebanon students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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Lebanese American University Cost of studies


Undergraduate: LBP 9,900

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Lebanese American University Deadlines

Bachelors: July 15

Masters: Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

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