Overview

Applicants
2,948
Acceptance Rate
48%

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
450 - 530
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
560 - 660
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
560 - 640

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — May 1

Regular — May 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
724
with Terminal Degree
502

368
Men
356
Women
208
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
37%
Graduate in 5 years
65%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Engineering

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Construction Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • History

  • History, Other

  • Leisure and Recreational Activities

  • Art
  • Theatre/Theater

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, Other
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Music Technology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other


Degrees

Bachelor's
Diploma
Doctoral
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Suzan Mubarak
Former Egyptian First Lady

Rania Al Abdullah
Queen of Jordan

Omar Samra
First Egyptian to climb Mount Everest

Lawrence Wright
Author and Pulitzer-prize winning

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
37%
Graduate in 5 years
65%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 14

Required Forms

School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,979

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$2,991

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Veteran's Affairs

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,585
Foreign Countries Represented
38

Demographics

54% female
46% male
90% are full time
10% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
8%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
65
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
Other

Men's Sports (N/A)
21 Sports

Badminton
Basketball
Boxing
Crew Rowing
Diving
Fencing
Football
Gymnastics
Handball
Rugby
Scuba Diving
Squash
Swimming
Table Tennis
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo
Weight Lifting
Wrestling
Women's Sports (N/A)
16 Sports

Basketball
Boxing
Crew Rowing
Diving
Fencing
Gymnastics
Handball
Rugby
Scuba Diving
Squash
Swimming
Table Tennis
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Minority Support Groups: AUC is an equal-opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Sustainability

The American University in Cairo is doing its utmost to be a great environmental steward. At the forefront of the sustainability movement in the region, AUC has launched the Research Institute for Sustainable Environments (formerly the Desert Development Center) to help oversee the university’s impact and promote new initiatives. AUC is currently in the middle of a three-year energy-saving program (adopted back in 2012) aimed at reducing energy consumption university-wide by one-third. As part of this plan, the university retro-commissioned its HVAC system—adjusting target temperatures, reducing hours of service, and installing occupancy sensors and automatic doors to prevent cool air from being released. AUC is also taking aim at carbon emissions. Indeed, in an effort to cut down on both emissions and traffic congestion, the school has adopted a policy referred to as “High Occupancy Parking (HOP).” The HOP program waives the parking fees of individuals who choose to carpool. Another facet that AUC is actively addressing is water consumption and savings, especially important given the location’s arid climate. More specifically, AUC has begun using treated wastewater (a form of recycled water) when irrigating the landscaping around campus. By using treated water, the university helps alleviate problems surrounding domestic water scarcity in the region. AUC’s wastewater use also takes further aim at carbon emissions because 42 percent less energy is needed to pump, process and deliver treated wastewater than is required when relying on domestic water. With all these initiatives (and more!), it’s easy to see that AUC is serious about going green!

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School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
75%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
No

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
No

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
120

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Randa Kamel
Chief Enrollment Officer

Address
AUC Avenue,P.O Box 74 New Cairo 11835
Cairo - Egypt,

Phone
2.02.2615-4601

Email
enrolauc@aucegypt.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Food Court
Athletic Facility
Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Giza Pyramids
The Egyptian Museum
Khan El Khalily Market
Old Mosques
Old Churches
Places outside Cairo like Alexandria, Sharm El Sheikh,Hurgada,Oasis, Aswan and Luxor

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Sunday - Thursday

2.02.2615-4601

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
enrolauc@aucegypt.edu

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Shuttle buses from all Cairo districts. The closest airport is Cairo International Airport


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