Lebanese American University


About This Partner

The Lebanese American University was originally founded as a college for women in 1924, tracing its origins back to the first school for girls in the Ottoman empire started by Presbyterian missionaries in the 1830s. The institution has grown and changed tremendously through the decades, but the enterprising and progressive spirit of those who started it endures.  LAU is incorporated in the United States as a non-profit higher education institution through the New York State Education Department. All of LAU’s academic programs are reviewed and approved by this body. In addition, LAU is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE). 

Currently, student enrollment exceeds 8,100 with more than 330 full time faculty.  LAU is comprised of seven schools:

School of Architecture & Design
School of Arts & Sciences
Adnan Kassar School of Business
School of Engineering
Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine
Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing
School of Pharmacy


Memorandum of Understanding

For more information about this partner, please contact the Office of Global Engagement.


Lebanese American University, Beirut Campus, Beirut, Lebanon