Undergraduate Admissions

​​The American University of Beirut – Mediterraneo is offering five four-year undergraduate degree programs:


Because all AUB Mediterraneo programs are cohort-based, we admit students only once a year, in the fall term. 

Who can apply?

Students who have completed one of these programs:

  • High school
  • IGCSE (O Levels)
  • IB Certificate or any other school leaving certificate
  • Lebanese Baccalaureate
  • French Baccalaureate
  • Syrian Baccalaureate
  • Jordanian Tawjihi
  • German Abitur
  • Official Government Secondary School Leaving Certificate
  • Full IB Diploma or IGCSE/GCE​


How to apply

Prospective students must submit an undergraduate first-year application with the following documents: 

  • High school transcript for grades 10 and 11 or their equivalent 
  • Official form for Applicant Secondary School Record
  • An entrance exam, which can be any one of the exams listed below: *
    • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 
      The SAT can be taken several times. Students can take advantage of “superscoring" (i.e., taking the highest score for each section (Math or Evidence-Based Reading and Writing).
    • American College Testing (ACT)
      The ACT can be taken several times. Students can benefit from “superscoring" (i.e., taking the highest score for each section (English, Reading, Mathematics, or Science).
    • International AS-level exam
      3 AS levels: Mathematics (Math or Math - Further) and 2 non-language subjects.
    • Cypriot Lyceum B Class standardized exam
      2 subjects, one in Math (Basic or Advanced) and 1 non-language subject.

Regular Admission

    Regular admission is competitive and is based equally on high school (Grades 10 & 11) transcripts (50%) and entrance exam scores (50%).

    There are no specific cut-off scores/grades.  The higher the student's scores/grades, the better the chances of being admitted. 

    When evaluating high school transcripts, we compare students to the class average and to the average of other applicants from the same school. Grade 12 records do not affect the admission decision (since students usually apply at the beginning of grade 12).

    Early Admission

    Students who are accepted for early admission (non-binding) automatically receive an Early Admission Merit Scholarship.

    Applications for early admission that don't meet the following early admission criteria will automatically be considered based on the regular admission criteria.

    Early Admission Criteria:

    • Submit the undergraduate first-year application by the early admission deadline.
    • Be ranked in the top 25 percent of your class in Grades 10 and 11.
    • Achieve the minimum score in the required entrance exam which can be any of the exams listed in the table below. *



    Applying to


    Majors
    SAT
    (super score)

    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math

    ACT
    (superscore)

    Composite score

    International AS-level exam
    (3 subjects)

    ​​Math or Math Further &
    2 non-language subject​
    Cypriot Lyceum B Class standardized exams
    (2 subjects)

    Math (Basic or Advanced) &
    1 non-language subject

    Arts


    Philosophy, Politics, and Economics


    1130
    23​
    ABB score
    with an A score in Mathematics
    (Math or Math - Further)

    17-18 grade on each subject

    Business

    Business Administration in Management​

    1180
    ​24
    AAB score
    with an A score in Mathematics
    (Math or Math - Further)
     
    18-20 grade on each subject

    Sciences

    Computer Science
    Industrial Engineering
    Psychology


    1200
    ​25
    AAB score
    with an A score in Mathematics
    (Math or Math - Further)
     
    18-20 grade on each subject

        Table1: Entrance exam minimum scores

    * Important Notes on the entrance exam types: 

    • Only one exam type is considered. If students submit scores from multiple exam types, we will consider the exam type that maximizes the student's chance for admission.
    • The AS-Level or Cypriot Lyceum B Class standardized exam results for the required subjects are to be provided before the admission application deadline to complete your application.  For the SAT/ACT results, refer to the deadline section below under “Latest SAT/ACT session considered."
    • Students who plan to apply for fall 2025 (or later) admission are encouraged to plan and take the SAT exam. ​

    Admissions Conditions

    Once accepted, please note that admission is conditional on the following. Students may not register until they have successfully:

    • Met the English language requirement.
    • Completed Grade 12.
    • Received the certificate or diploma showing that they have successfully completed a secondary program (high school, baccalaureate, etc.). 

    Students who are admitted will be required to present evidence that they have met the above conditions, usually no later than 1 month prior to the start of the term.

    English Language Requirement 

    Undergraduate applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting satisfactory and valid scores from one of several tests. A score is considered satisfactory if it meets or exceeds the minimum requirement (see below) set by the American University of Beirut -- Mediterraneo.

    Demonstrating English Language Proficiency

    Test ​
    Minimum Score Validity 
    SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) ​
    530 2 years 
    ​ACT (English + Reading)​
    ​40
    ​2 years
    TOEFL iBT 69 2 years 
    IELTS (Academic) 6.0 2 years 

    All undergraduate applicants are asked to meet the English language requirement as soon as possible after receiving their admission offer from AUB Mediterraneo. 

    Application Deadline

    Application deadlines and the corresponding latest SAT/ACT sessions considered for each admission type are as follows:  

    Fall 2024

    Admissions Type
    Application​ DeadlineLatest SAT/ACT
    session considered*
    Decision Notification Date
    Early Admissions to Fall 2024-25
    October 31, 2023
    (​extended until December 20, 2023)
    October 2023
    (​extended until December 2023)
    by end of December 2023
    Regular Admission to fall 2024-25
    December 20, 2023
    (​extended until March 31, 2024)
    December 2023
    (​extended until March 2024)
    by end of March 2024

     

    Fall 2025

    Admissions Type
    Application DeadlineLatest SAT/ACT
    session considered*
    Decision Notification Date
    Early Admission to fall 2025-26October 31, 2024
    October 2024by end of December 2024
    Regular Admission to fall 2025-26
    December 20, 2024December 2024by end of March 2025


    * Note:  SAT/ACT registration deadlines are approximately 1 month  prior to the date of the SAT/ACT test..  

                  To learn more about the SAT exam and how to register, please refer to: www.collegeboard.org.  Don't forget to send the latest official SAT score report from the College Board to us (Code 9279).

                  To learn more about the ACT exam and how to register, please refer to: www.act.org.  Don't forget to send the latest official ACT superscore report from ACT to us (Code 8130).


    Linking to the American University of Beirut in Beirut

    Students studying at the American University of Beirut – Mediterraneo will benefit from the university's close ties with the AUB campus in Beirut in the form of student exchanges, faculty exchanges, collaborative research projects, and expanded online and hybrid learning opportunities.  AUB Mediterraneo bases its educational philosophy and practices on the American liberal arts model of higher education.  The university supports freedom of thought and expression, and seeks to graduate men and women committed to creative and critical thinking, life-long learning, personal integrity, civic responsibility and leadership.  As a twin campus of the American University of Beirut, it works to develop students who are thoughtful, tolerant, and engaged global citizens.  

    To further this global mission, all AUB Mediterraneo students must be eligible to travel to Lebanon and will be required to complete a period of residency at AUB in Beirut. This can be done in one of three ways:

    • Conduct a project on community-based learning in Beirut
    • Complete an internship in Beirut
    • Spend one or two academic terms in Beirut​

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