At the time it became an independent institution in 1942, it had the following faculties:
In 1989, four faculties, located in Alexandria and administered by Helwan University, were annexed to Alexandria University. These are the faculties of Agriculture, Fine Arts, Physical Education for Boys and Physical Education for Girls.
Alexandria University Holds now 23 Faculties and Institutes as follows:
Alexandria University Also opened branches in African and Middle-Eastern Countries:
Alexandria University was ranked 147th worldwide based on Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2010–2011. The 2010 rankings were controversial, as a single professor's practice of publishing a great number of articles in a journal of which he himself was the editor was identified as a crucial contributing factor for the high rating of Alexandra University. Alexandria University is ranked 301+ worldwide based on Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2011–2012. Alexandria University is ranked 601+ worldwide based on QS World University Rankings 2011/12. It was ranked 701+ in the QS World University Rankings 2014/2015.