American University in Cairo: Statistics



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#1315 of 14,131 In the World
#21 of 1,104 In Africa
#5 of 50 In Egypt
#1 of 3 In New Cairo
#359 of 1,133 For Political Economy
Top50% For 81 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate42%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Thanawiya 'Amma) or recognized equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to July (September - January; February-June); Winter Session in February and Summer Session in June-July

We've calculated the 42% acceptance rate for American University in Cairo 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

American University in Cairo has published 6,919 scientific papers with 72,681 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, and Political Science.


American University in Cairo majors

by publication & citation count

4,029 / 43,206
3,369 / 39,271
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,366 / 28,822
Environmental Science
3,195 / 33,841
3,082 / 43,865
3,045 / 43,271
Computer Science
2,843 / 26,084
Quantum and Particle physics
2,439 / 28,359
Materials Science
2,129 / 28,985
Political Science
2,050 / 18,333
1,910 / 16,995
Geography and Cartography
1,845 / 15,869
Organic Chemistry
1,664 / 25,743
1,661 / 15,094
1,642 / 12,796
1,519 / 11,444
1,481 / 12,090
1,464 / 19,833
1,438 / 16,469
1,395 / 11,234
1,321 / 11,878
1,269 / 10,345
1,216 / 13,229
Electrical Engineering
1,209 / 10,071
1,207 / 22,131
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,119 / 9,175
1,050 / 11,041
1,038 / 9,320
Optical Engineering
1,027 / 11,893
Metallurgical Engineering
968 / 13,071
900 / 10,353
889 / 16,505
874 / 14,026
790 / 6,302
789 / 5,982
Mechanical Engineering
770 / 6,388
Chemical Engineering
766 / 16,360
Art & Design
759 / 5,499
751 / 5,563
Machine Learning
746 / 6,362

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 13 55
1991 15 70
1992 21 70
1993 28 58
1994 24 71
1995 35 84
1996 41 83
1997 41 76
1998 44 122
1999 39 120
2000 50 212
2001 49 146
2002 53 207
2003 65 247
2004 78 273
2005 94 394
2006 140 455
2007 119 635
2008 166 786
2009 191 951
2010 200 1183
2011 248 1478
2012 270 1874
2013 346 2449
2014 366 2766
2015 335 3092
2016 374 3423
2017 396 3946
2018 365 4708
2019 396 5678
2020 510 7201
2021 689 11058
2022 639 12402
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The tuition table for American University in Cairo gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per credit hour)
Undergraduate USD 1,100
Graduate USD 1,200
Executive Education USD 1,500

The American University in Cairo 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 American University in Cairo.

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 No
Biology Yes Yes No
Business Yes Yes No
Chemistry Yes Yes No
Computer Science Yes Yes No
Economics Yes Yes No
Engineering Yes Yes No
Environmental Science Yes Yes No
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes No
Mathematics Yes Yes No
Medicine No No No
Physics Yes Yes No
Psychology Yes Yes No
Baccalaureos/Bachelor's degree Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Cultural Studies, Economics, Electronic Engineering, English, Fine Arts, Journalism, Literature, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern History, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre
Graduate Diploma Comparative Law, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Demography and Population, Environmental Studies, Foreign Languages Education, Gender Studies, Human Rights, International Economics, International Law, Middle Eastern Studies, Native Language Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Psychology, Women's Studies
Master's Degree Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Architecture, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Comparative Law, Comparative Literature, Comparative Politics, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Demography and Population, Development Studies, Economics, Educational Administration, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering Drawing and Design, Engineering Management, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Finance, Food Science, Foreign Languages Education, Gender Studies, Higher Education, History, Human Rights, Industrial Engineering, International and Comparative Education, International Business, International Economics, International Law, Islamic Studies, Journalism, Literature, Mass Communication, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Middle Eastern Studies, Nanotechnology, North African Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Power Engineering, Production Engineering, Protective Services, Psychology, Public Administration, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Religion, Robotics, Social Policy, Social Psychology, Sociology, Teacher Training, Telecommunications Engineering, Women's Studies
Doctorate Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Environmental Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Natural Sciences, Robotics, Telecommunications Engineering

American University in Cairo alumni

  1. Yuriko Koike

    Yuriko Koike
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1952-.. (age 71)
    politicianinternational forum participant

    Yuriko Koike is a Japanese politician who currently serves as the Governor of Tokyo since 2016. She graduated from the American University in Cairo in 1976 and was a member of the House of Representatives of Japan from 1993 until 2016, when she resigned to run for Governor of Tokyo. She also previously served as Minister of the Environment in the Junichiro Koizumi cabinet from 2003 to 2006 and briefly as Minister of Defense in the first cabinet of Shinzō Abe in 2007. Koike was elected Governor of Tokyo in 2016, becoming the metropolis's first female Governor. Koike was re-elected Governor in 2020, winning 59.7% of the vote.

  2. Queen Rania of Jordan

    Queen Rania of Jordan
    Born in
    Kuwait Flag Kuwait
    1970-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in the American University in Cairo
    In 1992 graduated with Bachelor of Business Administration
    international forum participanthuman rights activist

    Rania Al-Abdullah is Queen of Jordan as the wife of King Abdullah II.

  3. Amr Waked

    Amr Waked
    Born in
    Egypt Flag Egypt
    1970-.. (age 53)
    actorfilm actortelevision actorstage actor

    Amr Waked is an Egyptian film, television and stage actor. He is best known to international audiences and in Hollywood for his role in the 2005 film Syriana. Other prominent roles include a Yemeni Sheikh called Muhammad in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Pierre Del Rio in Luc Besson's Lucy and Farouk Hassan in Ramy.

  4. Mohamed Emam

    Mohamed Emam
    Born in
    Egypt Flag Egypt
    1984-.. (age 39)

    Mohamed Adel Mohamed Emam is an Egyptian actor. He comes from an artistic family as his father is actor Adel Emam. His brother is the director Ramy Imam.

All 70 notable alumni

American University in Cairo faculties and divisions

Centre : American Studies and Research American Studies
Centre : Arabic Study Abroad Arabic
Centre : Desert Development Arid Land Studies, Development Studies
Centre : Journalism Journalism
Centre : Management Management
Centre : Philanthropy and Civic Engagement Civics
Centre : Social Research Social Studies
Institute : Arabic Language Arabic
Institute : English Language English
Institute : Gender and Women's Studies Gender Studies, Women's Studies
Research Division : Economics and Business History Economic History
Research Division : Science and Technology Natural Sciences, Technology
School : Business, Economics and Communication Accountancy, Administration, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Communication Studies, Economics, Journalism, Management, Mass Communication
School : Continuing Education Accountancy, Arabic, Computer Science, Education, Finance, Human Resources, Human Rights, Information Technology, International Law, Marketing, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation
School : Humanities and Social Sciences Anthropology, Arts and Humanities, Comparative Law, Comparative Literature, Demography and Population, English, Film, History, International Relations and Diplomacy, Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Performing Arts, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology, Theatre, Visual Arts
School : Science and Engineering Actuarial Science, Analytical Chemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Construction Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Physics

General information

Alternative names AUC
الجامعة الأمريكية بالقاهرة
Founded 1919
Accreditation USA Council for Accreditation of Higher education, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; Protocol with the Egyptian Government

Location and contacts

Address P.O. Box 74 AUC Avenue
New Cairo, 11835
City population 498,000

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