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.
First and foremost everyone here is exceptionally kind. I would say that’s the biggest perk of the university. The professors are always ready to help and are very passionate about their subject (even though some simply are not good at teaching it to the students in an engaging way).
Many majors and minors are offered. After graduating students get both an American and European diploma (for most majors). The university follows the American system of education – as in, many of the courses that one can take are electives (depending on the pursued major the number varies). Everything is taught in English. There are about 20 student clubs – radio Aura, Olympics(organize sports events), Business club, Xaia Hiking club, The Hub (programming), Sustainability Club, Better Community club, Psychology club, MoreHonors (humorous videos and roast shows), Elevate (proposals of business ideas), and many more.
The students are expected to live in dormitories. Together with two more buildings (in which there are a library, classrooms, auditoriums, professor offices, a canteen, a cafe, a gym and so on), a campus is formed in a typical American style (but it is not closed off from the rest of the town so locals often take walks on the university’s pathways). An interesting additional fact – there is a small river right next to the campus. The main building of the university is in the centre of the town and it takes about 15 minutes to walk to it. Most of the classes offered there fall under the Business Administration and Literature majors so some students do not even have to go there all that often.
Most of the students are Bulgarian and Albanian but about 50 nations are represented so it could be said that the environment is international. Every year there are about 30 Erasmus students as well.
There is a lot to be said about the university. It certainly has its pros and cons. However, overall it is considered to be the best in the region so if you want to study in Eastern Europe, more specifically the Balkans, why not.
AUBG is an institution that gives you both a wonderful university experience and great academic preparation. It puts you in the real-life atmosphere and prepares you with strong education methods that develop your skills and make you adapt easily to a new environment.View more
AUBG is a special place. The community makes this institution great. The diversity and being exposed to so many nationalities helps us as students form and shape our perspectives of the world. AUBG is a great place to grow and to connect with a lot of people and build lifelong relationships. As a POS major senior, I believe this program has taught me a lot and prepared me for the future and for the political arena. The professors are all highly educated and extremely helpful.View more
AUBG is the perfect opportunity for students that want to pursue their dreams in a university that offers liberal arts program. The student body is very diverse and there is always something new to learn about the others. The professors are always helpful and open to conversation. Student life on campus is always fun and you cannot feel alone. All in all, AUBG is amazing.View more
AUBG is such a diverse place that exposes you to many cultures and opportunities. The students are really friendly and motivated. You can discuss various topics or learn something specific for their home country. The education is liberal arts which gives us the chance to make our schedule and choose our professors. We develop a diverse set of skills such as analytical thinking, problem-solving and so on. Furthermore, the clubs are a huge part of the university. You can gain a lot of knowledge and work in a real corporate environment.View more
It is my second semester at this university and I am more than impressed. The professors are very helpful and friendly, the courses are interesting and informative… I get support with everything I need and it is just so reassuring that I am in a safe place. The environment helps me improve, grow and widen my horizon.View more
AUBG offers a variety of different major and minor programmes. Its professors are devoted to delivering the academic material very clearly and they are successful in doing so. The university stands out with the large number of clubs. All of them conduct great events (competitions, for example) throughout the academic year that help students develop their skills further. AUBG has stunning facilities and is located in sunny Blagoevgrad. The university for sure offers a lot of possibilities for development after graduation.View more
The professors are really energetic and passionate about the subject they are teaching which motivates me to strive to achieve academic success. There are numerous extra curricula activities such as sports competitions and talent shows. It is a bit challenging at first to keep up with the ever-changing surrounding full of lots of parties and events but once you get used to it, you fall in love with it.View more
My experience so far is amazing! I love the professors, the way of teaching and the way the classes are organised. I love that we all have the opportunity to choose our own classes instead of being given a prepared schedule that we have to follow. Even in times of covid, the student life we are experiencing is still great. I would definitely recommend my university to everyone else.View more
Students, professors, and staff members are the people to make AUBG such a wonderful place to study. From my very first semester, the energy they all have captured me. They are all very polite, helpful, and reliable. You can always ask for advice, attend professors’ office hours for additional consultation or ask an older student for a helping hand. The professors and staff are all professionals and have expertise in their fields which helps students. Lastly, AUBG tries to engage its students and create a community life second to none. It organizes different events, workshops, and celebrates important holidays to build international approval and understanding, knowledge and experience, memories and spirits.View more