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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  • I spent 1/2 a day in the university. It is peaceful and delightful to see so many happy students on campus. The campus is in one of the best areas of Beirut.  more »
  • To be seen because it is there that the whole Lebanese ruling class is formed, Amal Clooney's father still teaches them. The walk is pleasant and offers a beautiful view of the sea. Not open every day and in any case you need a passport
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  • number one university in Lebanon. great campus full of green trees and cats. great staff well managed.. but the fees in this university are soooo high it isn't any affordable and you must be a very rich dude to pay the fees or you have to get a scholarship for sure.. but the experience there is indescribable very great
  • My university. Great campus. Good academics and I used to study hard to make it. Thanks AUB
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