The American University in Cairo (aucegypt) - private nonprofit higher education institution in Egypt. aucegypt began its activity in 1919. The American University in Cairo has an urban campus in Cairo.

University ranking. According to the most influential rankings The American University in Cairo is the best educational institution in Egypt. The university can boast a strong track record, ranking 10 in the national ranking of Egypt. According to the specialists, the university’s strengths are as follows: «Arts and Humanities», «Social Sciences and Management». The university is famous for its high education quality ranking in the top 400 in the international rating. High academic reputation allows the students to promptly find employment upon graduation.

Application process and the cost of tuition. For evaluation the university uses the applicant's academic performance and examination results. The American University in Cairo divides its academic year into semesters. The cost of tuition for the bachelor’s programs is around 17,000 USD per year. Doing your master’s studies at aucegypt is not cheap - a year of studies will cost you 7,000 USD. Given the high tuition costs the students can participate in university scholarship competitions in order to cut down the costs. Due to the fact that the tuition fees at aucegypt may vary depending on the faculty, we advise you to check the official website for more accurate information.

The composition of the university. The American University in Cairo is medium in scale, teaching no more than 7 thousand students at a time. Foreign citizens can also apply to the university. Foreigners make about 4% of all students. At The American University in Cairo about 572 teachers and professors share their professional expertise. A large number of teachers are foreign specialists. Student exchange programs is one of the draws of the university. To learn more about the students and alumni of the university you can visit the university’s social media pages: Flickr, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of aucegypt. The students have access to the university’s library. Students can apply for a dormitory. The university is a part of the Association of African Universities (AAU).
Ranking   430   1
Country Egypt
City Cairo
Bachelor (foreigners) 17,000 USD/year. Check the current data on the official website of the university
Master (foreigners) 7,000 USD/year. Check the current data on the official website of the university
Bachelor (citizens) 10,000 USD/year. Check the current data on the official website of the university
Master (citizens) 5,000 USD/year. Check the current data on the official website of the university
Living expenses $309 -544 USD/month
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Private
Established 1919
Abbreviation aucegypt
Teachers 572
Students 6,092
Foreigners 4%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
• Middle States Commission on Higher Education
• Association of African Universities (AAU)
World ranking 430
Country ranking 1
Academic Reputation 350
Employer Reputation 124
Quality of teaching 321
International Faculty 113
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 251
Social Sciences and Management 298
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 430
QS World University Rankings 345
Cost of living in Cairo
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 91 131
Food 109 204
Transportation 5 16
Communications and utilities 62 50
Clothing 21 82
Sports and leisure 20 62
Total 309 544
Accommodation in Cairo USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 92
Shared room in city centre 132
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 126
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 214
Alternative title
Arabic الجامعة الأمريكية بالقاهرة
French Université américaine du caire
old American University in Cairo
Location on map

The American University in Cairo - Official Description

Founded in 1919, The American University in Cairo (AUC) has become an essential contributor to the intellectual, cultural and social life of Egypt. AUC has nearly 35,000 active alumni. Currently, some 6,500 students are enrolled in 36 undergraduate, 44 master's, and two doctoral programs. More than 16,000 students enroll each year in non-credit courses offered through AUC's School of Continuing Education. AUC maintains two campuses: its environmentally-conscious main campus in the suburbs of Cairo and its historical campus in downtown Cairo. AUC emphasizes research and innovation grounded in the liberal arts, and all undergraduate students study a common set of courses in the humanities and the natural and social sciences as part of the university's Core Curriculum. AUC is strongly committed to excellence, diversity, lifelong learning, social responsibility, and integrity in its programs and services. AUC degrees are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US and by the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Assessment of Education (NAQAAE) in Egypt, and many of its programs have specialized accreditation. The university is ranked among the top 450 universities worldwide, according to the London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

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