American University in Cairo (AUC)
For the past 100 years, AUC has been the region’s leading English-language, U.S.-accredited institution of higher education and the intellectual, social and cultural hub of the Arab world. With a diverse University community representing more than 60 countries, AUC stands as a crossroads for the world’s cultures and a vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate and global understanding between the Arab world and the West.
Through its six schools, AUC offers 35+ undergraduate, 40+ master’s and two PhD programs rooted in a liberal arts education that encourages students to think critically and find creative solutions to conflicts and challenges facing both the region and the world. The University provides small classes, professional development opportunities, internships, career advising and an array of community outreach programs to a diverse student body from over 50 countries. More than 38,000 active AUC alumni form a powerful global network of leaders, creators and innovators in 130 countries around the world.
The University’s modern, 260-acre New Cairo campus constitutes a visionary investment in the future of Cairo, Egypt and the region—a state-of-the-art facility for advanced research, innovative teaching, lifelong learning and civic engagement. Ranked the top green campus in Africa, AUC New Cairo features a vast landscape covered with trees and lush green areas, in addition to cutting edge research centers, the largest English-language academic library collection in Egypt, world-class student residences and modern sports facilities.
Through innovative research, community engagement, women’s empowerment and environmentally-sustainable thinking, the community at AUC is focused on changing Cairo and the world to be a better place to live.
Chartered and accredited in the United States and Egypt, AUC is an independent, not-for-profit, equal-opportunity institution.