The American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) is a top quality liberal arts university accredited in both the U.S. and Bulgaria. The 2019 Bulgarian university rankings rated all five evaluated AUBG disciplines at leading positions, with three earning the No. 1 spot. According to the ranking system, AUBG is the #1 school for Administration & Management, Political Science and Public Communications & Information Sciences. The university offers 13 BA programs and an Executive MBA program. Education is delivered entirely in English and students obtain both a U.S. and a European diploma. AUBG welcomes bright young minds from 35+ countries and attracts distinguished international faculty. The university also provides the best student facilities in the region, including award-winning student center and the largest English-language library in Southeast Europe. Alumni enjoy professional success worldwide and have been a driving force behind the establishing of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the region. They top global success rankings with 99.8% employment rate.
Some advantages of studying at the American University in Bulgaria include:
The American University in Bulgaria offers high-quality American education delivered entirely in English and students obtain both a U.S. and a European diploma. Through its versatile and flexible curriculum, AUBG prepares young people for the careers of tomorrow. The university is home to about 1,000 students from 35+ countries and 70+ faculty members from 20 countries, and it provides the best student facilities in the region. AUBG is an undisputed education leader according to the national university ranking and AUBG graduates top global success rankings with 99.8% employment rate.
First Opening Ceremony: AUBG opens doors with 16 full-time faculty members welcoming 208 brave students.
AUBG receives accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
First Executive MBA class graduates.
AUBG celebrates 25 years of academic excellence and educating bright minds from all over the world.
Liberal arts is a unique system of education popular in America. In the liberal arts system, you study a variety of disciplines (for example sciences, arts, history, economics, business) while at the same time achieving an in-depth knowledge in the field of your chosen major(s). Liberal arts students have the freedom to choose areas of study, professors and curriculum; small class sizes and close interaction between student and faculty is the norm. In a liberal arts setting, the residential campus and rich and varied choice of extracurricular activities are particularly important.
AUBG alumni strive to make a difference in the region and the world. The majority of our graduates start their careers almost immediately in a variety of social, economic, IT and political spheres. Others continue their studies in master’s and doctoral degree programs at top universities in Europe and the U.S. Our graduates excel in professionalism, discipline and expertise—all gained through a skills-oriented education. According to the fall 2016 AUBG alumni placement and salary survey, 99.8 per cent of the AUBG graduates are employed, 65 per cent get two or more job offers at graduation, 20 per cent earn more than $100,000/year, 11 per cent own or partner in companies, 50 per cent attain graduate degrees and 20 per cent of experienced alumni in the U.S. earn more than $250,000/year.
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All undergraduate students are required to live on campus as part of the university mission. Since our students come from over 40 countries, living in halls feels like being part of a mini map of the world! In this safe, secure and comfortable environment, lifelong friendships are born and minds are opened amid diversity and mutual respect. The residence halls are a smoke-free environment and disability accessible. Activity areas include aerobic rooms, music practice rooms, multipurpose rooms, billiard and ping pong areas, several television lounges, outside decks, kitchens, and cafes. All of our residence halls are secured 24 hours with a security guard. We have common areas where you can either study or rest along with your friends. If you need anything, you can go to the reception desk and ask a friendly Resident Assistant for help. https://www.aubg.edu/students/residence-halls
AUBG Library is named for Dimitry and Yvonne Panitza as a sign of gratitude for their continuous support and inspiration. They have helped to develop the Library into a modern center of learning and research. Our goal is to use a combination of traditional and new technology-driven sources in a creative way to support and inspire all our students on their academic journey. Providing state-of-the-art facilities, comfortable reading areas and friendly atmosphere, the Library has become a favorite spot for not only scholastic and cultural lectures but also mere students’ gatherings. Panitza library collection consists of over 120 000 books, 300 000 eBooks, 40 000 electronic journals, etc. Apart from that we provide access to thousands of top-library collections around the world via the Interlibrary Loan service.
Computers are an important element of the AUBG education, as well as an essential part of student life. All students have personal accounts which allow them to use the system. A set of rules determines the proper functioning of the computer lab facilities and the personal accounts. Students are encouraged to use the computing facilities for their assignments. Several computer labs offer opportunities for word processing and Internet communications, as well as other specific applications. Many journalism/mass-communication and computer science courses utilize discipline-specific computer labs during their regular class hours.
At AUBG computer access is universal – in keeping with AUBG’s mission to promote freedom of information, open exchange, and independent learning. AUBG is also the best technological model in Bulgaria, demonstrating a degree of functional computerization that is unmatched elsewhere in the country. – https://www.aubg.edu/student-computing-environment
The AUBG Health Center is here to assist students, faculty, and staff in getting prompt consultation, evaluation and treatment of medical problems. The medical services on site are available through a licensed General Practitioner’s (GP’s) practice and include:
AUBG undergraduates love life on campus. It’s fun, varied, comfortable and there are many opportunities to both work and play hard. When you join our student family, you’ll find yourself in a supportive, diverse environment where you’ll discover new outlets for creativity, personal growth, friendship, challenge and relaxation. The Skaptopara Campusis a one-of-a-kind residential campus in the tradition of the typical American liberal arts colleges, which lets students live, study, and have fun in the same place. Such an environment is essential in nurturing the feeling of togetherness, which distinguishes AUBG from other universities, and stays with AUBGers for the rest of their lives. The unique atmosphere is further enhanced by the modern facilities on campus. The award-winning America for Bulgaria Student Center offers a sports hall, gym, state-of-the-art theater, restaurant, cafe and plenty of lounge and study space. The Balkanski Academic Center and Panitza Library, both nested in the same stylish building, feature well-equipped classrooms, computer labs (both PC and Mac) and even more quiet places to study.
We love our sports here! What’s best – we’ve got the facilities and equipment to match the passion. AUBG students are lucky enough to have one of the best university gymnasiums in Europe. This outstanding venue, housed in the award-winning ABF building, is fully equipped for a variety of sports – football (soccer), basketball, volleyball, tennis and handball, and is open for students to train individually or in groups. It’s made even more unique by the one-of-a-kind running track which circles around the gym on the second floor. The hall is so great, it is occasionally rented by professional athletes such as the Bulgarian Male National Volleyball team. A workout gym, situated on the basement floor of ABF Student Center offers a variety of cardio equipment, training machines and free weights to those who love to stay in shape. In true American university style, we also play American football and baseball. Nearby is a swimming pool and tennis courts, while the ski resorts of Bansko, Pamporovo and Borovets are within a few hours’ drive. Yoga, tae kwon do, softball, karate, skiing, hiking, aerobics, boxing and kickboxing are among the sports practiced by AUBGers. For some of these we even have studentclubs and intramural teams. – https://www.aubg.edu/sports-athletics
At AUBG, our students don’t just focus on academic excellence. Our residential campus offers students many opportunities for a different kind of learning: one that’s just as important. In fact we go out of our way to encourage you to fully take part in the vibrant program of events and activities offered here. Not only do our clubs & activities offer lots of fun, they also build essential qualities like organizational and communication skills, taking initiative and venturing outside your comfort zone. We find that academically talented students like you take on roles and pursuits they might never have imagined before. Whatever your interests – music, dance, business, etc., chances are there will be a club at AUBG for you. https://www.aubg.edu/activities-and-clubs
The American University in Bulgaria is in the unique position of being accredited both in the United States (by the New England Commission of Higher Education, formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.) and in Bulgaria (by the National Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation). AUBG is chartered as an institution of higher education by an act of the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria. – https://www.aubg.edu/accreditation
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