Saint-Joseph University of Beirut: Statistics



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#1792 of 14,131 In the World
#523 of 5,830 In Asia
#3 of 35 In Lebanon
#3 of 20 In Beirut
#565 of 2,030 For Orthodontics
Top50% For 59 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate77%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (baccalauréat) or foreign equivalent; French language test; Entrance examination
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - January; February-June)

We've calculated the 77% acceptance rate for Saint-Joseph University of Beirut based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Saint-Joseph University of Beirut has published 6,021 scientific papers with 73,778 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Pathology, Genetics, Engineering, Physics, Environmental Science, and Computer Science.


Saint-Joseph University of Beirut majors

by publication & citation count

4,128 / 51,883
3,778 / 58,141
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,538 / 25,352
2,325 / 44,312
2,251 / 30,996
2,177 / 38,247
2,035 / 26,889
1,920 / 24,084
Environmental Science
1,918 / 22,344
Computer Science
1,891 / 22,347
1,857 / 20,144
1,792 / 21,796
1,574 / 35,071
1,251 / 16,584
1,210 / 14,555
Political Science
1,118 / 9,416
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
1,095 / 11,894
1,088 / 13,061
1,055 / 7,856
1,042 / 13,418
1,039 / 11,943
Geography and Cartography
940 / 10,442
936 / 9,256
Quantum and Particle physics
925 / 10,072
810 / 9,705
Organic Chemistry
790 / 13,699
785 / 10,458
744 / 8,019
724 / 8,247
Anatomy and Physiology
722 / 9,264
Oncology and Cancer research
714 / 7,254
Public Health
695 / 10,201
681 / 7,200
Materials Science
655 / 9,125
625 / 9,370
598 / 6,973
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
593 / 6,217
540 / 5,857
534 / 7,666
Optical Engineering
514 / 8,264

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 2
1992 11 5
1993 2 7
1994 4 4
1995 6 7
1996 7 16
1997 17 13
1998 20 32
1999 27 110
2000 31 135
2001 33 197
2002 56 287
2003 54 357
2004 70 421
2005 87 465
2006 76 678
2007 100 921
2008 118 996
2009 107 1148
2010 101 1447
2011 137 1573
2012 146 1941
2013 163 2146
2014 219 2514
2015 255 2789
2016 321 3206
2017 374 3599
2018 472 4305
2019 489 5140
2020 626 7200
2021 697 9212
2022 580 10391
2023 543 11185
Academic rankings


Local studetns Average 100 per credit; lowest, 75 per credit; highest, 201 per credit (USD)

The Saint-Joseph University of Beirut has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Saint-Joseph University of Beirut.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Diplôme d'Université Child Care and Development, Cognitive Sciences, Community Health, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Ethics, Gastroenterology, Health Education, Health Sciences, Information Management, Islamic Studies, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Health, Oncology, Pathology, Pedagogy, Pharmacology, Religion, Religious Studies, Social Work, Surgery
Bachelor's Degree Banking, Business Administration, Fashion Design, Hotel and Restaurant, Speech Therapy and Audiology
Licence Administration, Advertising and Publicity, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Business Computing, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Contemporary History, Cultural Studies, Economics, Educational Psychology, Environmental Studies, French, Hotel Management, Insurance, International Relations and Diplomacy, Laboratory Techniques, Labour and Industrial Relations, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Midwifery, Modern Languages, Nursing, Nutrition, Orthopaedics, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Physics, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Regional Planning, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Telecommunications Engineering, Theatre, Tourism
Certificat d'Aptitude pédagogique de l'Enseignement secondaire Pedagogy
Diplôme d'Etudes supérieures Dental Technology, Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Paediatrics, Periodontics, Surgery
Diplôme d'Ingénieur Agricultural Business, Agronomy, Biomedicine, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Transport and Communications, Water Science
Professional Doctorate Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy
Diplôme d'Etudes supérieures spécialisées Biology, Medicine
Maîtrise Biological and Life Sciences, Cosmetology, Cultural Studies, Dentistry, Development Studies, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Food Science, Health Administration, Laboratory Techniques, Paediatrics, Pedagogy, Pharmacy, Safety Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Theatre, Tourism, Transport Management, Writing
Diplôme d'Etudes approfondies Banking, Law, Private Law, Public Law
Magistère Arabic, Education, History, Islamic Studies, Philosophy
Diplôme de Spécialité Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Cardiology, Child Care and Development, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Medical Technology, Medicine, Nephrology, Neurological Therapy, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Plastic Surgery, Pneumology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Radiology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Urology
Master's Degree Actuarial Science, Advertising and Publicity, Anthropology, Archaeology, Banking, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Business Administration, Business Computing, Cinema and Television, Clinical Psychology, Communication Studies, Computer Networks, Contemporary History, Cultural Studies, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Economic and Finance Policy, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Family Studies, Film, Finance, Food Technology, French, Genetics, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Hotel Management, Human Resources, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Insurance, International Relations and Diplomacy, Labour and Industrial Relations, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics and Computer Science, Measurement and Precision Engineering, Mediterranean Studies, Microbiology, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Therapy, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Peace and Disarmament, Pedagogy, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Regional Planning, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Religious Studies, Social Problems, Sociology, Soil Science, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Telecommunications Engineering, Theatre, Tourism, Toxicology, Translation and Interpretation, Water Science
Doctorate Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Education, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, French, Geography, Health Sciences, History, Islamic Studies, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre

Saint-Joseph University of Beirut alumni

  1. Amin Maalouf

    Amin Maalouf
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    1949-.. (age 75)
    writerlibrettistauthorjournalistscience fiction writer

    Amin Maalouf is a Lebanese-born French author who has lived in France since 1976. Although his native language is Arabic, he writes in French, and his works have been translated into over 40 languages.

  2. Bachir Gemayel

    Bachir Gemayel
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    1947-1982 (aged 35)
    politicianmilitary personnel

    Bachir Pierre Gemayel was a Lebanese militia commander who led the Lebanese Forces, the military wing of the Kataeb Party in the Lebanese Civil War and was elected President of Lebanon in 1982.

  3. Nadine Labaki

    Nadine Labaki
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    1974-.. (age 50)
    film directorscreenwriterfilm actoractor

    Nadine Labaki is a Lebanese and Canadian actress, director, and activist. Labaki first came into the spotlight as an actress in the early 2000s. Her filmmaking career began in 2007 after the release of her debut film, Caramel, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. She is known for demonstrating everyday aspects of Lebanese life and covering a range of political issues such as war, poverty, and feminism. She is the first female Arab director to be nominated for an Oscar in the category for Best Foreign Language Film for third directorial effort, Capernaum (2018).

  4. Adunis

    Born in
    Syria Flag Syria
    1930-.. (age 94)
    university teacherliterary scholarwritertranslatorliterary critic

    Ali Ahmad Said Esber, also known by the pen name Adonis or Adunis (Arabic: أدونيس Arabic pronunciation: [ʔadoːˈniːs]), is a Syrian poet, essayist and translator. He led a modernist revolution in the second half of the 20th century, "exerting a seismic influence" on Arabic poetry comparable to T.S. Eliot's in the anglophone world.

All 78 notable alumni

Saint-Joseph University of Beirut faculties and divisions

Centre : Arabic Research and Studies Arabic
Centre : Banking Banking, Finance
Centre : Euro-Lebanese Intercultural Studies Arts and Humanities, Cultural Studies
Centre : Japanese Japanese
Centre : Modern Languages Modern Languages
Faculty : Arts and Humanities Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Clinical Psychology, Communication Studies, Contemporary History, Educational Psychology, Environmental Studies, French, Geography, History, Human Resources, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Relations, Sociology, Tourism
Faculty : Business Administration and Management Accountancy, Banking, Business Administration, Finance, Health Administration, Management
Faculty : Dentistry Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics
Faculty : Economics Banking, Economics, Finance
Faculty : Education Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Sciences
Faculty : Law and Political Science Commercial Law, Law, Political Sciences, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Medicine Biology, Medicine
Faculty : Nursing Nursing
Faculty : Pharmacy Biology, Dietetics, Nutrition, Pharmacy
Faculty : Religious Sciences Religion, Religious Studies
Faculty : Science Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics
Institute : Business Administration Advertising and Publicity, Business Computing, Hotel Management, Marketing
Institute : Communication and Information Information Sciences, Telecommunications Services
Institute : Confucius Chinese
Institute : Health and Social Protection Health Administration, Public Health, Social Welfare
Institute : Insurance Studies Insurance
Institute : Islamic-Christian Studies Christian Religious Studies, Comparative Religion, Islamic Studies
Institute : Oriental Literature Arabic, Education, History, Islamic Studies, Philosophy
Institute : Physiotherapy Neurological Therapy, Osteopathy, Physical Therapy
Institute : Political Science Political Sciences
Institute : Psychomotricity Psychometrics, Rehabilitation and Therapy
Institute : Religious Sciences Religious Studies
Institute : Speech Therapy Speech Therapy and Audiology
Institute : Teachers Educational Sciences, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Special Education
Institute : Theatre, Audiovisual and Film Studies Cinema and Television, Film, Theatre
Laboratory : Biochemistry Biochemistry
Laboratory : Biostatical and Medical Epidemiology Epidemiology
Laboratory : Cartography Surveying and Mapping
Laboratory : E-learning Technologies Pedagogy
Laboratory : Experimental Psychology Experimental Psychology
Laboratory : Human Hispathology Histology, Pathology
Laboratory : Medical Computer Science Computer Science
Laboratory : Medical Genetics Genetics
Laboratory : Mineralized Tissues Genetics
Laboratory : Molecular Biology Molecular Biology
Laboratory : Pharmacology Pharmacology
Laboratory : Physiology Physiology
Laboratory : Socio-economical Reality Economics
Laboratory : Teaching Pedagogy Pedagogy, Teacher Training
Laboratory : Teledetection Geography
Laboratory : Tourism Tourism
Laboratory : Toxicology Toxicology
Research Division : Arabic Terminology Arabic, Terminology
Research Division : Archeology Archaeology, Prehistory
Research Division : Bioequivalence and Medicament Control Pharmacy
Research Division : Chemistry and Physics Chemistry, Physics
Research Division : Christian Arabs Religious Studies
Research Division : Construction Construction Engineering
Research Division : Economics Economics
Research Division : Electrical Industries and Telecommunications Telecommunications Engineering
Research Division : Ethics Ethics
Research Division : European Union Studies European Union Law, Law, Regional Studies
Research Division : Michel Henry French
Research Division : Middle East Markets Business and Commerce, Middle Eastern Studies
Research Division : Modelling and Information Technology Computer Networks, Data Processing, Information Sciences, Information Technology
Research Division : Modern Arab World Studies Middle Eastern Studies
Research Division : Religious Interpretation Religious Studies
Research Division : Rights of the Arab World Middle Eastern Studies
Research Division : Water and Environment Environmental Studies, Water Science
School : Agro-industry Agricultural Engineering
School : Engineering Building Technologies, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Maintenance, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering
School : Medical Laboratory Techniques Laboratory Techniques
School : Mediterranean Agronomy Agronomy
School : Midwifery Midwifery
School : Social Work Training Social and Community Services, Social Work, Special Education
School : Translation and Interpretation Modern Languages, Translation and Interpretation
Unit : Open University Architecture, Art History, Economics, History, Hygiene, Law, Literature, Musicology, Painting and Drawing, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Religious Studies

General information

Alternative names USJ
Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth
جامعة القديس يوسف
Accreditation Ministry of Higher Education

Location and contacts

Address BP 17-5208 Mar Mikhaël, Rue de Damas
Beirut, 1104 2020
City population 2,421,000

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