American University of Sharjah

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Fast Facts - Spring 2015

American University of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, 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.

Spring 2015 Top Ten Nationalities of all AUS Students.

spring 2015 top ten nationalities

Spring 2015 Student Enrollment

spring 2015 student enrollment

Total Spring 2015 enrollment: 5,872
*College of Arts and Sciences includes 9 post undergraduate transient students

Spring 2015 Enrollment Head Count
Undergraduate* 5270
Graduate 469
Total 5739
Achievement Academy 133
Total Spring AUS Enrollment 5872

Spring 2015 Undergraduate Student Information

Average high school GPA of Spring 2015 freshman class 92.5%
Average TOEFL score 581
Average IELTS score 6.6
Gender of all students
Female 49.50%
Male 50.50%
Undergraduate Class Size
Headcount Enrollment 1-9 10-19 20-29
Number of Sections
51 307 405 227 13 28 7 1038
Average class size = 24.5
Most common section size = 20
Median section size = 22

Campus Life

Percentage of Female Students Living on Campus 38.4%
Percentage of Male Students Living on Campus 38.8%
Percentage of Students Living on Campus 38.6%
  • AUS has 22 sports teams: 14 for males and 8 for females
  • AUS has 75 student clubs: 35 cultural clubs and 40 non-cultural clubs
  • 450 students participated in community service
  • AUS has 580 students working on campus
  • 570 students are active in the Student Multicultural Learning Program
  • 150 students are active in the Leadership Program

About Our Faculty

spring 2015 full time faculty

  • There are 367 full-time undergraduate/graduate faculty and 17 AABP faculty     
  • Approximately 86% of full-time faculty hold a terminal degree             
  • Approximately 46.3% of full-time faculty are US or Canadian citizens    
  • 90.8% of undergraduate/graduate teaching faculty in Spring 2015 are full-time
  • 50 nationalities are represented among the faculty  

About Our Alumni

spring 2015 top ten alumni nationalities

Total number of alumni nationalities: 92

As of Spring 2015 AUS has awarded 9126 bachelor degrees and 1086 master's degrees.

Below is the most recent information about where AUS Alumni are living.

Percentage of all alumni who live in the UAE 81.3%
Percentage of all alumni who live in Dubai 32.5%
Percentage of all alumni who live in Sharjah 26.9%
Percentage of all alumni who live in Abu Dhabi 19.8%