The Lebanese American University is a private, not-for-profit institution chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, with a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs recognized by the Lebanese government. It has expanded significantly since its establishment in 1924, and now boasts two campuses overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, one in the cosmopolitan city of Beirut and the other in the historic city of Byblos.
As a student-centered, liberal arts-based learning community, LAU places emphasis on career and professional education in an environment at once intellectually challenging and supportive, fostering personal as well as academic development. It has approximately 8,300 students, enrolled in seven schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Architecture and Design, School of Business, School of Engineering, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Pharmacy. LAU graduates (1,600 in the academic year 2009-2010) are well prepared for national, regional and international careers. Their learning experience equips them with a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning, service and leadership, and cultivates their commitment to social and ethical responsibility and diversity.
LAU is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (CIHE–NEASC). Several of its degree programs have also received professional accreditation. The five undergraduate degree programs in the School of Engineering — civil, computer, electrical, mechanical and industrial — are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The B.A. in Computer Science is the only degree program of its kind in the Middle East to be accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, and LAU has the only Pharm.D. Program outside the United States accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). LAU’s Bachelor of Architecture degree is officially recognized as equivalent to the French Diplôme d’Architecture, which allows our graduates to practice in France and the European Union. A number of other programs, including the bachelor’s degree in business with its various areas of specialization, are meanwhile laying the foundations for attaining professional accreditation.
Lebanese American University
P.O. Box 13-5053
Chouran, Beirut 1102 2801, Lebanon
Tel.: +961 1 786 456 and + 961 1 786 646
Fax: +961 1 786 449
P.O. Box 36
Tel.: +961 9 547 254 and +961 9 547 262
Fax: +961 9 944 851
211 East 46th St.
New York, NY 10017
Dr. Michel E. Mawad, President
Tel.: +961 1 786 456 Ext. 2190
Fax: +961 1 786 449 and +961 9 944 851
Dr. George E. Nasr, Provost
Tel.: +961 1 786 456 & +961 9 547 254
Fax: +961 1 786 449 & +961 9 944 851
Mrs. Aline Issa (Byblos)
Mrs. Joelle Abi Aad (Beirut)