Egypt has well-respected universities. Not only are costs cheap, but also there is the chance to immerse yourself in the countries unique fusion of African, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cultures. Cairo the capital has the highest score for affordability. The government has identified higher education as priority and in enacting a series of programs designed to make universities in Egypt more internationally competitive. Moreover, Egypt has over 20 public universities and over 26 private universities. According to studies in 201/2014, TOP 5 RANKING universities are The American University In Cairo (AUC), Cairo University, Al Azhar University, Ain Shams University and Alexandria University.