We offer you the chance to experience authentic American education in the Gulf.
This statement has four meanings:
- First, the standard of instruction is the same as that of outstanding universities in America.
- Second, the method of classroom instruction is American in its emphasis on individual initiative, active learning and the application of knowledge.
- Third, student life on campus is rich with clubs, sports and cultural events.
- Fourth, the curriculum is organized according to the American pattern of semesters and courses.
In addition, we are proud to be a reflection of the progressive spirit of the Emirates, admitting bright young men and women as students solely on the basis of their academic qualifications regardless of race, color, gender, religion, disability, age or national origin. Strategically placed between the Far East and the West, between Africa and Asia, our location is one of our greatest assets.
From ancient times to the modern day, Sharjah boasts a well-deserved reputation throughout the region as an important center of commerce and trade as well as art and culture.
So invest your time, your mind and your spirit in AUS and reap the benefits of your hard work and dedication in years to come. We are there for you every step of the way!
Fast Facts - Fall 2016
American University of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the UAE and Ruler of Sharjah, who envisioned the university as a leading educational institution in the Gulf region. American University of Sharjah is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational institution. Consciously based upon American institutions of higher education, AUS is thoroughly grounded in Arab culture and is part of a larger process of the revitalization of intellectual life in the Middle East. AUS is a leading comprehensive coeducational university in the Gulf, serving students from the region and around the world.
Fall 2016 Top Ten Nationalities of all AUS Students
Fall 2016 Student Enrollment
Total Fall 2016 enrollment: 6,002
*College of Arts and Sciences includes 5 post undergraduate transient students
|Fall 2016 Enrollment||Head Count|
|Total Fall AUS Enrollment||6,002|
|Average high school GPA of Fall 2016 freshman class||92.3%|
|Average TOEFL score||576|
|Average IELTS score||6.81|
|Number of Sections||48||257||478||229||6||5||21||1,044|
|Percentage of Female Students Living on Campus||37.2%|
|Percentage of Male Students Living on Campus||34.7%|
|Percentage of Students Living on Campus||35.9%|
|Percentage of all alumni who live in the UAE||82.3%|
|Percentage of all alumni who live in Dubai||33.0%|
|Percentage of all alumni who live in Sharjah||26.3%|
|Percentage of all alumni who live in Abu Dhabi||16.5%|
This school offers programs in: