High percentage of faculty with PhDs
More than two thirds of LAU’s faculty hold PhDs from reputable western universities – US, Canada, Australia and the UK – and are active in research, which ensures students receive specialized instruction.
Low student-to-faculty ratio
As a private university, LAU aims to provide its students with a choice of courses and programs. The current ratio is 10 to 1: for every 10 students, there is on average 1 faculty member.
LAU has been accredited institution-wide by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) – one of the principal accrediting organizations – since 2009, which attests to the university’s rigorous administration and education. In addition, several LAU programs have been accredited by prestigious accrediting bodies.
LAU is regularly ranked in the top 3 in Lebanon by international benchmarking sources of higher education. Recently, LAU has ranked No. 1 in the Arab world for teaching and No. 2 in Lebanon (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022), No. 1 in Business and Economics in Lebanon (THE World Subjects 2022), No. 2 in Petroleum Engineering and Business & Management Studies in Lebanon and No. 3 in Computer Science & Information Systems in Lebanon (THE World Subjects 2022).
LAU is registered both in the New York State Education Department and Lebanon’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education. Each registration process entails submitting the university’s programs and modes of instruction to quality assurance.