The American University of Beirut seeks students of sound character and demonstrated academic achievement and promise. In accordance with the policies of its founders and with its equal opportunity policy, the University admits students regardless of race, color, religion, gender, disability, or national origin. While it attracts students from more than sixty countries from around the world, AUB primarily serves applicants from Lebanon, the Arab world, and other countries of the Middle East, and also seeks to maintain geographic distribution within the region. The University values its strong ties with its alumni and considers the attendance of alumni children important to the maintenance of these ties and to the continuation of its traditions.
Application ProceduresPlease refer to the Admissions Section of the AUB Catalogue for information about application procedures, deadlines, and English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR).
Application for AdmissionTo apply for regular admissions, the student needs to submit an undergraduate application along with the following documents:
a. SAT1 results (reading + math)b. High school records during grades 10 and 11
Admission is competitive and equally based on the above requirements as follows:
§ 50% is based on the student high school averages in grades 10 and 11
§ 50% is based on the SAT 1 exam (reading + math sections only)
Concerning scores, there are no specific numbers that we ask for, the higher the scores, the better the chances of being admitted.
Of course, SAT 1 can be done several times and we usually chose the highest scores from each section and each session.
As for high school averages, students are compared to their class average and to the average issued from applicants from the same school.
Once the student is admitted, he/she will be required to present evidence of having successfully completed Grade 12 and show a level of proficiency in the English language by obtaining a minimum score of 573 on the paper based TOEFL OR 230 on the Computer Based TOEFL (OR 88 on Internet Based TOEFL), OR 500 on the University English Entrance Examination (EEE) OR 380 and above on the writing section of the SATI OR 5.5 on IELTS. For more info on this matter, please refer to: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/27208501/ELPR.jpg
As for grade 12 records, they do not affect admission since students apply to AUB at the beginning of grade 12 nevertheless once the student is admitted and prior to enrollment, he/she must provide us with grade 12 scores as well as school leaving certification (Lebanese/French Baccalaureate, IB Diploma, GCE, etc…) in order to make sure he/she passed grade 12 successfully.
Early Admission A special early admission plan for fall admission has been designed for students who fulfill the following requirements:
§ Submission of application by November 30
§ Class rank in the top 25 percent in each of the last two years prior to application
§ SAT I scores (last session is that of November) of 1,250 or higher
The 3 requirements must be present all at once for early admission to work. If any is missing, the application will be changed to regular admission.
Admission is conditional upon the student receiving the certificate or diploma (recognized by the Ministry of Education of the originating country) on the basis of which admission was sought and on evidence of having met the English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR). Students may not register until these conditions are met.
Applicants who apply early but are not granted early admission are automatically placed in the pool of all other applicants and are given equal consideration.
Applicants wishing to apply to AUB for undergraduate studies can apply online or can submit a paper application as follows:
1- Download the application form (Application for undergraduate studies)
2- Fill the application.
3- Include the following documents in the application:
Photocopy of ID or passportPassport size photoHigh School Grades 10-11SAT 1 scores (official)
4-Applications can be sent to the following address:
American University of BeirutOffice of AdmissionsP.O.Box: 11-0236Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020Lebanon
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (961)1 374374, ext 2585,90,96Fax: (961)1 750775
5- Application fees (80$ for paper application and 50$ for online application) can be paid in one of the following ways (only in USD or LBP):
For further inquiries and clarifications, please visit the Admission Office Website: