University of Balamand: Statistics



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#3670 of 14,131 In the World
#1234 of 5,830 In Asia
#6 of 35 In Lebanon
#1019 of 1,273 For Epidemiology
Top50% For 9 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate56%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (baccalauréat), or equivalent. Language tests, special tests based on major's needs
Academic CalendarOctober to August (October - February; February-June;July-August)

We've calculated the 56% acceptance rate for University of Balamand 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

University of Balamand has published 2,609 scientific papers with 39,466 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Physics, Pathology, and Psychology.


University of Balamand majors

by publication & citation count

1,524 / 22,360
1,506 / 30,571
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,222 / 23,710
1,138 / 16,828
1,095 / 12,800
Environmental Science
1,078 / 15,984
Computer Science
924 / 11,384
913 / 10,483
894 / 22,725
780 / 18,214
710 / 10,605
709 / 12,941
593 / 7,870
Geography and Cartography
570 / 6,745
567 / 10,374
Organic Chemistry
559 / 9,059
538 / 15,105
Political Science
522 / 12,782
Quantum and Particle physics
505 / 5,505
493 / 12,763
Materials Science
491 / 5,978
491 / 5,910
482 / 15,562
478 / 9,065
477 / 5,254
459 / 5,085
426 / 5,020
412 / 7,322
409 / 5,084
Public Health
332 / 15,464
328 / 4,660
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
325 / 2,333
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
313 / 4,109
301 / 13,927
277 / 6,477
Metallurgical Engineering
271 / 4,498
268 / 4,170
243 / 2,314
Anatomy and Physiology
237 / 1,349
Machine Learning
234 / 3,020

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 0 0
1995 0 0
1996 0 0
1997 1 0
1998 0 1
1999 2 1
2000 3 4
2001 7 7
2002 12 5
2003 13 51
2004 21 33
2005 25 51
2006 52 90
2007 67 173
2008 59 336
2009 50 461
2010 75 594
2011 86 714
2012 71 894
2013 87 1069
2014 117 1250
2015 124 1685
2016 131 1817
2017 148 2228
2018 206 2498
2019 201 3042
2020 243 4157
2021 270 5315
2022 242 5764
2023 273 6478
Academic rankings


Local studetns Undergraduate, 280,000-370,000 (average 15 credits per semester); Graduate, 460,000-500,000 per credit (average 9 credits per semester) (LBP)

The University of Balamand 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 University of Balamand.

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 Yes
Business Yes Yes No
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes No
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes No
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes No
Diplôme d'Université Library Science, Nutrition, Translation and Interpretation
Bachelor's Degree Accountancy, Administration, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Husbandry, Arabic, Architecture, Banking, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Cinema and Television, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Graphics, Computer Networks, Construction Engineering, Crop Production, Design, Dietetics, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Finance, Food Science, Food Technology, French, Graphic Design, Health Sciences, History, Hotel Management, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Interior Design, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Laboratory Techniques, Library Science, Literature, Maintenance Technology, Management, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Nursing, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Theology, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation
Licence Advertising and Publicity, Architecture, Cinema and Television, Computer Graphics, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Media Studies, Multimedia, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Visual Arts
Professional Doctorate Medicine
Teaching Diploma Art Education, Business Education, Computer Education, Foreign Languages Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Mathematics Education, Native Language Education, Physical Education, Science Education
Master's Degree Accountancy, Advertising and Publicity, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Air Transport, Arabic, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Behavioural Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Chemistry, Christian Religious Studies, Cinema and Television, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Engineering, Computer Graphics, Computer Networks, Construction Engineering, Curriculum, Design, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering Management, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, Food Science, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, French, Graphic Design, Health Administration, History, Human Resources, Hydraulic Engineering, Immunology, Industrial Engineering, Information Management, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Interior Design, International Relations and Diplomacy, Laboratory Techniques, Landscape Architecture, Library Science, Literature, Marine Engineering, Mass Communication, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Multimedia, Museum Studies, Nursing, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Philosophy, Photography, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Power Engineering, Public Health, Religious Studies, Robotics, Software Engineering, Sports Management, Telecommunications Engineering, Theology, Thermal Engineering, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation, Transport Engineering, Visual Arts
Doctorate Theology

Notable alumni

  1. Elias Rahbani

    Elias Rahbani
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    1938-2021 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in the University of Balamand
    Studied in 1954-1955

    Elias Hanna Al Rahbani was a Lebanese musician, composer, songwriter, orchestra conductor, and reality television personality, sitting as judge on a number of talent shows. He composed more than 2,500 songs, including 2,000 in Arabic. He wrote the soundtrack for more than 25 films, a number of TV series, and also composed musical scores for the piano. He composed songs for a number of artists, including Fairuz and Sabah.

  2. John X of Antioch

    John X of Antioch
    Born in
    Syria Flag Syria
    1955-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in the University of Balamand
    Studied in 1978

    Patriarch John X is primate of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All The East.

  3. Zeina Abirached

    Zeina Abirached
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    1981-.. (age 43)
    writerillustratorcomics artist

    Zeina Abirached is a Lebanese illustrator, graphic novelist and comic artist. She studied at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts ALBA and the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs. Her books are based on autobiographic narratives related to her childhood within the Lebanese Civil War and on the history of her family, including the story of her grandfather who invented a new kind of piano.

  4. Razan Ghazzawi

    Razan Ghazzawi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1980-.. (age 44)
    human rights activistjournalist

    Dr. Razan Ghazzawi, is a Syrian-Palestinian blogger, campaigner, teacher, and activist, originally from Gaza in Palestine and Homs from Syria. Ghazzawi finished their PhD in Gender Studies and International Relations at the University of Sussex. They currently work as a tenure-track assistant professor in Queer Studies at Oregon State University, USA, since September 2023. Ghazzawi has been highly involved as a dissident since they started blogging in 2005, and weaponized their blogging to disseminate information about Syrian regime human rights violations following the 2011 Syrian Uprising. Ghazzawi has been particularly outspoken on activists' arrests and the violations of human rights committed by the Bashar al-Assad government, as well as on the sectarianism, Arab racism, and transphobia and homophobia towards Syrian ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities within Syrian cisgender and straight activist communityand opposition in diaspora and exile. Ghazzawi was called "iconic blogger and leading activist" by The Telegraph. Jillian York (who has been called "one of the leading scholars on Internet control and censorship") wrote that Ghazzawi was "one of heroes."

  5. Elie Mitri

    Elie Mitri
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    1980-.. (age 44)

    Elie Mitri is a Lebanese actor, writer and stand-up comedian.

  6. Georges Saadeh

    Georges Saadeh
    1930-1998 (aged 68)

    Georges Saadeh was a Lebanese politician. He was appointed as a minister in several governments and was the head of the Kataeb Party for twelve years.

  7. Tony Frangieh Jr

    Tony Frangieh Jr
    1987-.. (age 37)

    Tony Frangieh is a Lebanese politician who serves as member of parliament since 2018. He is a member of the Marada Movement and the son of its leader, Suleiman Frangieh.

  8. Zena Assi

    Zena Assi
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    1974-.. (age 50)

    Zena Assi is a Lebanese multidisciplinary artist.

University of Balamand faculties and divisions

Academy : Fine Arts Advertising and Publicity, Architecture, Cinema and Television, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Town Planning
Centre : Christian and Muslim Studies Christian Religious Studies, Islamic Studies
Centre : Computer Computer Science
Centre : Engineering and Environmental Studies Engineering, Environmental Studies
Faculty : Arts and Sciences Arabic, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Education, English, English Studies, Environmental Studies, French, French Studies, History, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Translation and Interpretation
Faculty : Business and Management Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Economics, Hotel Management, Management, Tourism
Faculty : Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Faculty : Health Sciences Health Education, Health Sciences, Laboratory Techniques, Nursing, Public Health
Faculty : Medicine and Medical Sciences Medicine
Faculty : Postgraduate Medical Education Anaesthesiology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Pneumology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology
Faculty : Science Computer Science, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics
Institute : Technology Agricultural Engineering, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Computer Networks, Construction Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Food Science, Maintenance Technology, Management, Telecommunications Engineering
Institute : Theology Theology

General information

Alternative names UOB
جامعة البلمند
Founded 1988
Accreditation Ministry of Higher Education; Accreditation, Certification, and Quality Assurance Institute (ACQUIN), Germany
Motto And you know what is right

Location and contacts

Address P.O. Box 100
Tripoli, Abou Samra
City population 70,000

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