Tuition & Fees

$17,990

$22,550

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
62%
400-499
14%
700-800
10%
600-699
35%
500-599
49%
400-499
6%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,564
Declined + 1,369
Total Received 2,933
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Private (nonprofit)

5,655

undergraduate students

1,014

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Economics
  3. Mechanical Engineering
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Codes

SAT 0903
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Location

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 6,669
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, EG

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

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
9%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
62%
400-499
14%
700-800
10%
600-699
35%
500-599
49%
400-499
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $85
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
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 Reasoning only Required of some
SAT Subject Tests Required of some
ACT only Considered if submitted

Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,564
Declined + 1,369
Total Received 2,933

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

Randa Kamel
Chief Enrollment Officer
P: 202 2615-1459
enrolauc@aucegypt.edu

Financial Aid

$3,711

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $17,490
Additional fees $500
Books & supplies $750
Total $18,740
Average Financial Aid - $3,711
Total with Avg. Aid $15,029
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Financial Aid Deadline

Institution's own financial aid form
March 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 202 2615-1486
finaid@aucegypt.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Sohair Saad
Executive Director of Student Financial Affairs
ssaad@aucegypt.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

judo, karate, orienteering, rugby, table tennis, tae kwon do, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

judo, karate, orienteering, rugby, table tennis, tae kwon do, ultimate Frisbee

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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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Economics
  3. Mechanical Engineering

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

6,669

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

5,655
students

Female
55%
3,097

Male
45%
2,558

15%

1,014
students

Female
64%
645

Male
36%
369

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

4,881
students

Female
55%
2,668

Male
45%
2,213

14%

774
students

Female
56%
429

Male
44%
345

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Transfer Admissions

34%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

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: rolling

Spring: rolling

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 26
Countries most often represented Libya
Palestine
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Yemen
The United States
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Randa Kamel
Chief Enrollment Officer
202 615-4601
randakamel@aucegypt.edu

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