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American University of Cairo (AUC)

American University of Cairo, 113 Sharia Kasr El Aini, Cairo 11511 Egypt
3.99 / 5 based on 48 reviews.

Programmes
Accreditations
74% of students recommend
48 reviews
Housing
3.6/5
All experiences (48)
Student life
4.1/5
5 stars (18)
Academic
4.0/5
4 stars (18)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (12)
Expenses
4.2/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
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48 Academic reviews of American University of Cairo

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ACADEMIC    
by Aisha, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States
Political Science, Study Abroad
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
None if you are in Cairo you know what your there for so you tend to handle business accordingly.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
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Personal comments:
In Cairo, well all of Egypt people overall have a very relaxed attitude toward academics. Its nothing like America you aren't rushed to do anything. Most of your instructor will take the time to have lunch with you dinner, they go to the coffee bars with you . Its very relaxed which is the part I loved the most. If you had a paper due and didn't finish it most of them would usually extend the date because they know there so much to do in a short amount of time so they take this into consideration. That you don't come half way across the world to be stuck in a class room.

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ACADEMIC    
by Emily, George Washington University, Washington DC, United States
International Relations, University Agreement
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
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Course recommendations:
First of all, classes can seem pretty easy, especially for people attending universities in the states. I couldn't believe how much they treat us like babies, until you see how immature some of these kids are! Just suck it up and deal with it. Besides, you're here to travel too! Oh- Tomader (Head of International Students) is EVIL- beware!!!!!!!!!!!



My opinion of the university assessment
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KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
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Personal comments:
The reasons some of the students there is dubious- its obvious they bought their way in. If you want a lot of work- take more challenging classes, if a class doesn't seem like a good fit (too easy, too hard) change it immediately! Make friends with Egyptian students!!! They will help you so much- EXPECT NOTHING FROM THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OFFICE!!!! IF SOMETHING COMES UP- GO TO THE AMERICAN EMBASSY! TOMADER IS EVIL

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ACADEMIC    
by Sabrina, Regent's American College London, London, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Independent
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
I enjoyed most of the Marketing related courses because that is what I was studying.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
Some of the professors just gave us a bit too much work, but it all got done at the end.

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ACADEMIC    
by Christene, University of the Pacific, Stockton, United States
International Relations, University Agreement
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
Don't take difficult courses, have fun, definitely take ancient history or architecture.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
Not entirely.

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ACADEMIC    
by bigbadbhav, Arcadia University, Philadelphia, United States
Marketing and Sales Management, Independent
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
be friends with the locals and be on their groups. will make it that much easier. and be carfull of the many slackers that join groups and end up haveing eveyone else do the work.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
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Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
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Personal comments:
TOO MANY STUDENTS CHEAT!!!!! the students run the school!!!

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ACADEMIC    
by vera, university of javakhishvili, tbilisi, Georgia
Translation/ Interpretation, Erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
glygliuyhi;oh;oij



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
its really greate

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ACADEMIC    
by Lorenzo, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Roma - La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Language, Rotary Scholarship
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
ALI is an expensive arabic course but very very good. I found summer program too squized.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
no

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ACADEMIC    
by Clayton, Columbia University, New York City, United States
Language, Rotary Fellowship
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
For language study you don't have much choice.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
Need to promote exosure to local students

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