American University in Bulgaria, Bulgaria
Male : female student ratio
51 : 49
March, June, October, November
Local : international
49 : 51
Why Choose American University in Bulgaria
AUBG has one-of-a-kind dynamic multi-cultural environment which compose students from 40 different countries from all over the world!
Dual Accreditation Diplomas
A Liberal Arts degree from AUBG is a passport to the world. Students graduate with two diplomas with dual accreditation in the US and EU.
Great Residential Campus
Modern and safe residential campus, situated in the Blagoevgrad, a student-friendly city where every fifth resident is a student.
Excellent Exchange Program
AUBG offers exchange programs with over 100 universities from around the world.
Reviews of American University in Bulgaria, Bulgaria
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I really enjoy the fact that the classes are small and you get to have personal attention from the professors. I also like how students engage in different activities on campus – this is a totally new experience for me and it will definitely leave marks in my life when I look back in five years’ time. I would definitely recommend AUBG to the students at my institution when I go back.
Lukas Bieber, Germany
Leaving home to study at AUBG felt like a bold leap of faith at the time but inevitably became the best decision I have ever made! As soon as I arrived on campus in Blagoevgrad, I was embraced by a close-knit and incredibly diverse community of fellow students, faculty, and administrators, from all over the globe. The fact that AUBG remains a relatively small school allows professors to provide personalized guidance and mentorship, and enables students to push themselves in every arena. The University provides superior academics, expansive extra-curriculars, and a truly holistic Liberal Arts college experience that prepared me to be successful in the professional world!
Lacey Cope, USA
AUBG taught me how to talk and connect with people of different backgrounds and ways of life. Three years after graduation I still owe a large part of my current network to my university. It is my hope that every one of you will build meaningful relationships that will live on as you will step into your career afterwards.
Kiryl Faminou, Belarus
AUBG is the best place for people who want to develop in the region. The richness and the opportunities given by the "liberal arts“ tradition is one of the most valuable assets of AUBG. It was at AUBG that I discovered poetry after seeing my literature professor being moved to tears while reading a poem and it was again AUBG where I took my first steps in leadership as a member of the Student Government. The University teaches you to consider all possibilities, work hard, question everything and take risk when you have to.
Elvin Guri, Albania
AUBG is a truly unique place and with its diverse student body, inspiring faculty and world-class education, and academic philosophy it serves as a bridge between cultures. I feel privileged to have been and continue to be a part of its journey.
Ana Milicevic, Serbia
I believe that a great benefit of studying at AUBG was that the liberal arts education exposed me to a variety of subjects and fields while receiving focused knowledge in my chosen discipline. You get to see the issues from different angles and eventually interconnect them and make them work for you in completing your objective. We live in a globalized and technologically savvy era in which successful people need expertise and knowledge of multiple disciplines in order to complete every little task.
Narantuguldur Saijrakh, Mongolia
AUBG boasts an environment similar to a small globe. You can have a taste of all the parts of the world represented on campus. This aspect enhances student’s living and learning experience immensely.
Sieun Lim, South Korea
About American University in Bulgaria, Bulgaria (Summary, Fees, Scholarship, Campus Life, etc.)
American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) is an American style liberal arts university offering the same high quality liberal arts education that has been established as one of the best in the world. A globally recognized diploma, instruction in English, international faculty, students from 40 countries, academic excellence, and great career prospects are AUBG’s top strengths. The liberal arts style of education teaches students how to think, not what to think. They have program proposals and great freedom to choose additional courses and design their curriculum. We have small class sizes that that enable close personal mentorship.
We have top faculty who come from the world’s top schools (Harvard, Princeton and more) on five continents. And we complement this by the newest teaching and hands on learning methods. If students are even more adventurous and looking to broaden their horizons we are offering exchange programs with over 300 partner universities in 10 different countries.
Building on top of education we are proud to have a vibrant student life, state-of-the-art residential and teaching facilities, as well as a great location in the town of Blagoevgrad where close to 20% of the residents are students. Demographics and the fact that we are located in the Struma river valley with a great climate allows a great atmosphere for enriching the student experience with extracurricular activities, cultural, sports and other leisure events.
Ultimately each student is interested in life after AUBG. With this comes career success, postgraduate studies, and the support of our alumni network. AUBG graduates are natural leaders and smart team players. That’s why so many of them get top jobs at international companies around the globe. Our alumni have a great reputation for academic excellence. Many go on to the best graduate schools in America and Europe. Once they leave campus, they remain part of a supportive, connected and global network. Graduates can always rely on fellow alumni for career support or a place to stay when you travel the world.
More than half of the students in AUBG are international. In Fall 2015, out of about a thousand students, 55% were from Bulgaria and 45% from countries like Russia, Albania, Mongolia or U.S.