The American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) offers high-quality U.S. education that is accredited both in the United States and in Bulgaria. The university gathers bright young minds from 35+ countries that study and live together in a world-class residential campus featuring one of the largest English-language libraries in Southeast Europe. AUBG’s 13 BA programs and executive MBA program are taught by distinguished faculty members coming from 20 countries. The 2019 national university rankings rated all five evaluated AUBG disciplines at leading positions, with three earning the No. 1 spot. Moreover, AUBG graduates top global success rankings with a 99.8% employment rate.
Based on the EDUopinions rankings, the American University in Bulgaria rating is 4.4. If you want to know more about this school, read the student reviews on our website.
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It’s probably the best university in the Balkans to study social sciences (business, politics, economics, journalism). Not so great for computer science and other tech-oriented fields. The liberal arts system offer a myriad of opportunities to explore interests and flexibility to choose a major when ready. The extracurriculars offered through clubs are also amazing for building soft skills. The faculty staff could be more stable and better chosen for their skills. The administration could also be much better chosen because there are a lot of issues with it. Anyway, overall it’s a good university to study in.View more
I generally like the school. There are definitely areas in which it can be improved, as the board fails in some directions when it comes to decision making but it is generally well. I would definitely reccomend it.View more
AUBG is a great university if you’re looking for an American College experience in the Balkans. The level of education is quite good, everyone is very helpful, especially the other students. ABUG staff is very helpful and will always have your back if needed. The location is nice too, Blagoevgrad is a small city surrounded by mountains and has all the necissary places around you. If you’re looking for a bigger city, you can take the bus/train/taxi to the Capital any time from 7 am-6 pm. It’s near the greek border, so if you’re seeking to go to the beach, Thessaloniki and Kavala are only two hours away by car. Also, Ryanair tickets are very cheap from Sofia so you can go almost anywhere on the weekends. Overall, I would recommend this university to anyone who wants to combine both good quality education and exploring Bulgaria and any other nearby countries.View more
As a graduate of the Journalism and Mass Communication, and Psychology programs, I found there were some incredibly qualified professors, whose teaching skills compensated for some of the other not-so-great professors. The discrepancy in teaching quality was often quite obvious but it is mostly possible to establish an opinion on professors within the first and second year, and after, structure your program in ways, which would allow you to take classes with your preferred instructors. Overall, I would say, depending on the professors, there are some very useful classes, and some which do not provide much valuable knowledge. I think AUBG really shines in the student experience and the community, which is created in the university. I find it to be a great place to network and build your mindset towards a more global environment, which prepares you to deal with different types of people and cultures later in life.View more
“AUBG is the place to be” is the slogan that the American University in Bulgaria has promoted on their social media platforms for years now. In a sense, they are not wrong. Especially in the Balkans, it is very rare to get exposed to this many different ethnicities and cultures all at once. One of the most refreshing facets of AUBG is its people and its events. The campus feels like a community. The professors, however, most of them at least, have a tendency of disrupting that harmonious image a bit. Teachers in AUBG are eccentric at times, very strict with deadlines but some of them are very empathetic and understanding. The program is US-based – meaning its courses are adaptive of liberal arts school in the States. That can be quite confusing at first, especially with the general education courses. Overall, I have to say that AUBG has shaped me to become the person that I am today. And for that, I am glad.View more
I like that my school offers a dual diploma, which will allow me to work both in Europe and the U.S. I also like the liberal arts program because it allows us to develop on other areas besides our major and pick courses based on our interests. As for student life, i think that is one of the best aspects of my school. School activities and other extracurricular activities that the city offers make the student life very enjoyable and exciting. I think the business administration program is well designed and the courses are all interesting and helpful. The economics programme, however, can use some improvement.View more
This was a good university, a bit overwhelming and dramatic but okay generally. I enjoyed being there I met new people, a lot of friends and most importantly it was a challenge to blend in with the community as well as studies, considering there were a lot of parties going on!View more
The university cares about it’s students and provides events and extra programs that provide knowledge and entertainment. The facilities are great and overall the university gives students, the opportunity to have fun, learn and meet people.View more