American University of Sharjah

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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.

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Fall 2014 Student Enrollment

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Total Fall 2014 enrollment: 6,154
*College of Arts and Sciences includes 4 post undergraduate transient students

Fall 2014 Enrollment Head Count
Undergraduate* 5509
Graduate 478
Total 5987
Achievement Academy 167
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
Female 49%
Male 51%
Undergraduate Class Size
Headcount Enrollment 1-9 10-19 20-29
Number of Sections
48 284 401 244 32 18 6 1033
Average class size = 25.3
Median class size = 23
Most common section size = 21

Campus Life

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

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  • 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

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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%