American University of Sharjah

country rank  4
world rank  2913

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University Overview

Established in 1997, American University of Sharjah is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized city of Sharjah (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, UAE, American University of Sharjah (AUS) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. American University of Sharjah (AUS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 21 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Emirati higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name الجامعة الأمريكية في الشارقة
Acronym AUS
Founded 1997
Colours Burgundy and white

University Location

Address PO Box 26666
Sharjah (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
United Arab Emirates
T +971 (6) 515 1000
F +971 (6) 515 2010

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office PO Box 26666
+971 (6) 515 1000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 300-399
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to American University of Sharjah's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministry of Education, UAE

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA)
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
  • Arab Society for Computer-Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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