Fast Facts - Fall 2014
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.
Fall 2014 Top Ten Nationalities of all AUS Students.
Fall 2014 Student Enrollment
Total Fall 2014 enrollment: 6,154
*College of Arts and Sciences includes 4 post undergraduate transient students
|Fall 2014 Enrollment||Head Count|
|Total Fall AUS Enrollment||6154|
*Fall 2014 UG headcount includes 4 post undergraduate transient students.
Fall 2014 Undergraduate Student Information
|Average high school GPA of Fall 2014 freshman class||93.40%|
|Average TOEFL score||585|
|Average IELTS score||6.79|
|Gender of all students|
|Undergraduate Class Size|
|Number of Sections
|Average class size = 25.3
Median class size = 23
Most common section size = 21
|Percentage of Female Students Living on Campus||37.6%|
|Percentage of Male Students Living on Campus||37.7%|
|Percentage of Students Living on Campus||37.6%|
- AUS has 22 sports teams: 14 for males and 8 for females
- AUS has 78 student clubs: 35 cultural clubs and 43 non-cultural clubs
- 440 students participated in community service
- AUS has 550 students working on campus
- 580 students are active in the Student Multicultural Learning Program
About Our Faculty
- There are 362 full-time undergraduate/graduate faculty and 17 AABP faculty
- Approximately 86% of full-time faculty hold a terminal degree.
- Approximately 47.8% of full-time faculty are US or Canadian citizens.
- 87.8% of undergraduate/graduate teaching faculty in Fall 2014 are full-time
- 50 nationalities are represented among the faculty.
About Our Alumni
Total number of alumni nationalities: 85
As of Fall 2014 AUS has awarded 8,817 bachelor degrees and 1047 master's degrees.
Below is the most recent information about where AUS Alumni are living.
|Percentage of all alumni who live in the UAE||87.9%|
|Percentage of all alumni who live in Dubai||36.0%|
|Percentage of all alumni who live in Sharjah||27.9%|
|Percentage of all alumni who live in Abu Dhabi||17.9%|