Association of American International Colleges & Universities

The American University in Cairo

The American University in Cairo offers a liberal arts and sciences education in a diversified environment that includes both academically and professionally oriented concentrations at bachelor’s and master’s levels, a large adult education program, two applied research centers, and an active press.

AUC teaches in English and follows American educational principles; it operates within the heritage of Egypt and the surrounding Arab world. Three-quarters of AUC’s students are Egyptian. Approximately five percent are American – mostly studying intensive Arabic or on study abroad programs from American universities; some take AUC undergraduate or graduate degrees.

AUC is a private university, incorporated and licensed in the United States. It is accredited by the Middle States Association in Philadelphia, PA, and functions in Egypt under a cultural convention between Egypt and the U.S. AUC’s degrees are fully recognized in both countries.


Mission statement:

The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a premier English-language institution of higher learning. The university is committed to teaching and research of the highest caliber, and offers exceptional liberal arts and professional education in a cross-cultural environment. AUC builds a culture of leadership, lifelong learning, continuing education and service among its graduates, and is dedicated to making significant contributions to Egypt and the international community in diverse fields. Chartered and accredited in the United States and Egypt, it is an independent, not-for-profit, equal-opportunity institution. AUC upholds the principles of academic freedom and is dedicated to excellence.

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The American University in Cairo

AUC New Cairo
AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74
New Cairo 11835,

Tel.: +20 22615 1000
Fax: +20 22 795 7565

US Address:

420 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018-2729

Dr. Ahmad S. Dallal
Tel.: +20 22 615 1503/1
Fax: +20 22 794 1830
Email: president@aucegypt.edu

Dr. Ehab Abdel-Rahman
Tel.: +20 22615 2182
Fax: +20 22797 4959
Email: provost@aucegypt.edu