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American University in Cairo is a private institution that was founded in 1919. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,507, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 260 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $16,792 (2011-12).
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Founded in 1919, we are an independent and nonprofit institution located in one of the richest ancient cultural areas of the world. Our mission is to provide high quality educational opportunities to students from all segments of Egyptian society as well as from other countries and to contribute to Egypt's cultural and intellectual life. We provide an English language environment designed to advance proficient use of the tools of learning and students' thinking capacity language and skills. We consider it essential to foster students' appreciation of their own culture and heritage and their responsibilities to society.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to American University in Cairo, it's important to note the application deadline is May 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 12. The application fee at American University in Cairo is $50.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||N/A|
|Application deadline||May 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 12|
The student-faculty ratio at American University in Cairo is 11:1, and the school has 52.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at American University in Cairo include: Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Business Administration and Management, General; Economics, General; Political Science and Government, General; and Mechanical Engineering.
American University in Cairo has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,507, with a gender distribution of 48.4 percent male students and 51.6 percent female students.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
American University in Cairo offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. American University in Cairo also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at American University in Cairo.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At American University in Cairo, 44.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$16,792 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$4,620 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data