Tuition & Fees

$18,486

$36,890

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
38%
400-499
49%
300-399
4%
700-800
14%
600-699
41%
500-599
39%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,405
Declined + 1,543
Total Received 2,948
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Private (nonprofit)

5,585

undergraduate students

1,074

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Political Science
  3. Communication/media Arts
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Codes

SAT 0903

School Facts

The American University in Cairo was founded in 1919. Its curriculum is based on U.S. educational principles and English is the language of instruction. It has relocated to the suburb of New Cairo. Its campus is 260-acres.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 6,659
Established in 1919
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

New Cairo 11835, EG

260-acre, suburban campus in New Cairo (population: 200,000). Served by bus.

The American University in Cairo
AUC Avenue
New Cairo 11835, EG 11835

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
7%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
38%
400-499
49%
300-399
4%
700-800
14%
600-699
41%
500-599
39%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $80
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
May 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline May 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Required of some

Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,405
Declined + 1,543
Total Received 2,948

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Recommendations
State residency

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Essay
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record

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Admissions Contact

Sherif Zoheir
Director of Admissions
P: 212 730-8800
F: 212 730-1600
aucegypt@aucnyo.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $17,986
Additional fees $500
Books & supplies $750
Total $19,236
Average Financial Aid - $3,711
Total with Avg. Aid $15,525

Financial Aid

$3,711

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $5,688,856
Other external
Total $5,688,856

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $4,027,314
Other external
Total $4,027,314

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
boxing
crew
diving
fencing
football
gymnastics
handball
soccer
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo
weight lifting
wrestling
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Anthropology
Applied Sciences
Arabic Studies
Architectural Engineering
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication/Media Arts
Community Psychology
Comparative/Middle East Politics/Society
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computing
Construction Engineering
Counseling Psychology
Economics
Economics/International Development
Economy/Public/International Law
Educational Leadership
Egyptology
Egyptology/Coptology
Electronics Engineering
Electronics/Communications Engineering
Engineering
English/Comparative Literature
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Systems Design
Film
Finance
Gender/Women's Studies
Global Affairs
Graphic Design
History
Integrated Marketing Communication
International/Comparative Education
International/Comparative Law
International/Human Rights Law
Journalism/Mass Communication
Law
Management of Information/Communication Technology
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Middle East Studies
Migration/Refugees Studies
Multimedia Journalism
Music Technology
Nanotechnology
Performance
Petroleum Engineering Technology
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Product Development/Systems Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Policy
Robotics Control/Smart Systems
Sociology
Sociology/Anthropology
Sustainable Development
Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Television/Digital Journalism
Theatre
Visual Arts
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Undergraduate

84%

5,585
students

Female
54%
3,033

Male
46%
2,552

Graduate

16%

1,074
students

Female
62%
668

Male
38%
406

undergraduateFull-time

90%

5,043
students

Female
55%
2,738

Male
45%
2,305

undergraduatePart-time

10%

542
students

Female
55%
295

Male
45%
247

Transfer Admissions

15%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: October 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
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