American University in Bulgaria Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4322 of 14,131 In the World
#1138 of 2,785 In Europe
#13 of 47 In Bulgaria
#2 of 3 In Blagoevgrad

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
75%
Enrollment
1,041
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Private
Highest Degree
Master
Website
www.aubg.edu
Languages
English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate75%
Admissions RequirementsCollege Board SAT Examination. TOEFL test (minimum 550)
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May)
Enrollment1,041
Full time employee74
Student:staff ratio14:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
306
Citations
2,017

American University in Bulgaria majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
76 / 175
Business
70 / 1,041
Economics
65 / 743
Computer Science
40 / 266
Mathematics
31 / 71
Finance
22 / 601
Political Science
20 / 95
Investment Banking and Stock trading
16 / 413
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
15 / 40
Sociology
15 / 15
Philosophy
15 / 19
Political Economy
13 / 56
Marketing
13 / 189
Psychology
12 / 19
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
11 / 176
Art & Design
10 / 13
International Business
10 / 30
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
8 / 4
Management Information Systems
8 / 8
Engineering
8 / 16
History
8 / 4
Law
8 / 36
Medicine
7 / 9
Demography
6 / 11
Math Teachers
6 / 1
Entrepreneurship
6 / 67
Data Science
5 / 16
Database Administration
5 / 22
Development Studies
5 / 26
International Economics
5 / 4
Healthcare Management (MHA)
5 / 9
Human Resource Management
5 / 4
Environmental Science
5 / 86
Education Majors
5 / 0
Statistics
5 / 9
Creative Writing
4 / 4
Classics and Ancient History
4 / 0
Tax Law
4 / 13
Physics
4 / 2
Machine Learning
4 / 135

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1996 2 8
1997 6 2
1998 7 7
1999 8 4
2000 5 9
2001 6 38
2002 7 25
2003 10 71
2004 6 37
2005 5 23
2006 9 44
2007 10 44
2008 12 51
2009 6 56
2010 8 53
2011 15 69
2012 15 91
2013 30 122
2014 23 189
2015 21 232
2016 24 207
2017 30 170
2018 14 206
2019 34 225
2020 15 222
2021 15 262

Tuition

Local studetns c. 10,800 per annum (USD)

The American University in Bulgaria has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +
Business | Politics | Social Sciences ++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine
Engineering | IT
Maths | Natural Sciences +
Bakalavr Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, European Studies, History, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Literature, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Political Sciences, Psychology

Notable alumni

  1. Christo Grozev

    Christo Grozev
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    journalistmedia managermedia scholarwriterinvestigator
    Biography

    Christo Grozev is a Bulgarian investigative journalist, media expert and media investor, the lead Russia investigator with Bellingcat, focusing on security threats, extraterritorial clandestine operations, and the weaponization of information. His investigations into the identity of the suspects in the 2018 Novichok agent poisonings in the UK earned him and his team the European Press Prize for Investigative Journalism. Grozev is known for using open-source, social media, other available data for investigations. Based in Vienna, Austria, he authored investigations identifying, among others, two senior Russian officers linked to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014, GRU officers involved with the 2016 Montenegrin coup plot, the three poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal suspects in 2018 and poisoning of Alexei Navalny in 2020.

  2. Shpend Ahmeti

    Shpend Ahmeti
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Enrolled in the American University in Bulgaria
    Studied in 1996-2000
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Shpend Ali Ahmeti is a Kosovar politician who served as the Mayor of Pristina. He was leader of the New Spirit Party, which merged into Vetëvendosje in 2011, and served as their vice chairman. However, after internal disputes he left the party in 2018 to become the leader of the Social Democratic Party of Kosovo. In 2019 he became an independent politician.

  3. Tanjim Ahmad Sohel Taj

    Tanjim Ahmad Sohel Taj
    Born in
    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Tanjim Ahmad Sohel Taj, better known as just Sohel Taj, is a fitness and health activist, body-builder and retired Bangladesh Awami League politician and former State Minister of Home Affairs. He is the son of Bangladesh's first Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmad.

  4. Valdrin Lluka

    Valdrin Lluka
    Born in
    Serbia Flag Serbia
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Enrolled in the American University in Bulgaria
    2002-2005 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in economics
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Valdrin Lluka is a politician and executive from Kosovo who served as the Minister of Economic Development in the Government of the Republic of Kosovo between 2017 and 2020. He graduated from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management in the United States.

  5. Anush Babajanyan

    Anush Babajanyan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Enrolled in the American University in Bulgaria
    Studied in 2001-2006
    Occupations
    photographerjournalist
    Biography

    Anush Babajanyan is an Armenian photojournalist and a founder of the women's photography collective, 4Plus. She is best known for her documentation of lives in the conflict zones of the Caucasus.

General info

Alternative names AUBG
Американски университет в България
Founded 1991
Accreditation National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (NEAA); New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), USA
Motto Come here. Go anywhere.
Colors white, blue
Academic structure Department of Business
Department of Computer Science
Department of Economics
Department of History and Civilizations
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Department of Literature and Theatre
Department of Mathematics and Science
Department of Modern Languages and Arts
Department of Political Science and European Studies
Department of Philosophy and Psychology
Affiliations and memberships NECHE
GLAA
AAC&U
AAICU
AMICAL
NALIS
AMBA

Location and Contacts

Address 1 Georgi Izmirliev Square
Blagoevgrad, Blagoevgrad, 2700
Bulgaria
City population 82,000
Phone +359 (73) 888 111
Fax +359 (73) 888 444

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