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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. To find out how to plan a trip to Beirut, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • This university had a beautiful campus! If you have some spare time in Beirut and enjoy a university atmosphere, go and check it out! It is free!  more »
  • The best university I've Ever been. It provides its students with the best resources, best learning techniques and a healthy environment.  more »
  • If you are in Beirut you should definitely take a stroll through campus. It is beautiful. Because of the plants, the air is fresh and nice. Also, download a qr-code app and scan the codes on the...  more »
  • One of the best universities in Lebanon and the Middle East. I spent 4 amazing years at AUB. The green campus overlooking the Mediterranean is breathtaking! Highly recommended to visit for a walk in case you are visiting Lebanon and in the area nearby. People are really friendly and you’ll definitely make lots of friends!
  • The American University of Beirut is a great place to learn and gain experiences. What distinguishes the wonderful green spaces and chairs spread on the campus in addition to the many facilities of his office, museum, swimming pool and club making it an integrated place
  • If visiting Beirut, recommend walking thru the university and seeing the beautiful campus. Can access the Corniche on the other side. Security will let you in if you show some ID.
  • Very disrespectful security guards, who talk in a retrograde discriminatory manner. They refused to get me in as a visitor with a friend (AUB student) and humiliated him. The amount of hate and disrespect these people radiate is insane. I am myself a student in the University of Balamand and was seeking a library area to study in Beirut and these People ruined the day. Grow up AUB and start acting like your proclaimed standards. Very bad experience.
  • I love this campus. So much memories.

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