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American University of Beirut, Beirut

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Explore the historic buildings and well-manicured tropical gardens of American University of Beirut, a picturesque campus perched on a promontory overlooking Zaitunay Bay. Set up by U.S. missionaries as Syrian Protestant College, the university initially focused on medical training; today, the secular institution ranks among the nation's top universities. Spanning 25 hectares (61 acres) of private land, the campus features a private beach, a bird sanctuary, a botanical garden, and a soccer field. Visit the archeological museum to see a substantial collection of artifacts and a stone chapel. Guarded by private security, the university offers campus tours, which you can arrange on the website. Plan to see American University of Beirut and other attractions that appeal to you using our Beirut trip builder.
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  • I visited this campus twice. Its a pretty remarkable place and offers shelter from the hustle and bustle of Hamra outside its gate. Inside one finds a filled fledged campus with everything from lectur...  more »
  • For those who stay at the Hamra worth the trouble a visit at the American University of Beirut, is just next door and towards the sea. Apart from the beautiful gardens has an amazing archaeological museum with free admission.
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  • Loved visiting AUB. The campus is big and beautiful to explore. Be sure to pass by security before entering the campus to get your visitor passes.  more »
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  • I can't be neutral, i am an aub alumnus after all, and a current employee. I love the absolutely gorgeous campus, the natural diversity within, and above all the cosmopolitan nature of the city that has reflected on the ethnic diversity of the university. I've had some bad experiences there but these are by no means what sticks in my mind. Just having my morning coffee on one of the benches staring at the sea in the mid of AUBs nature puts all the bad experiences there somewhere unrecognizable in my memory. As for the education there, whether people agree or not, it is the best in Lebanon and tops most Arab and Middle Eastern institutions. As per my experience, top ranking universities would give an AUBite a chance just for being an AUB grad. I hate the parking, crisis but that's a Hamra trait more than it is an AUB issue.
  • One of the world's most beautiful campuses with greenery everywhere you go. When you enter the main gate, its like being transported to a forest with beautiful buildings. Alot of cats and at one part of the campus is the view of the Mediterranean. You can also reach the Rouché area by going down to the lower campus.
  • For me it's the best place in Middle East, I'm fanatic when it comes to my old school; this institute have had given priceless contributions to this part of the world in the last 150 years since 1866
  • Not a college student yet but I'm definitely applying here. It's any Lebanese student's first choice university. For now I can enjoy the amazing campus and hope that I'll have the opportunity to study there in the future.
  • Second generation aubite and proud! You cant but fall in love with this place!