American University of Sharjah

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Fast Facts - Spring 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.

Spring 2014 Top Ten Nationalities of all AUS Students.

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Spring 2014 Student Enrollment

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Total Spring 2014 enrollment: 5,764

Spring 2014 Enrollment Head Count
Undergraduate* 5110
Graduate 465
Total 5575
Achievement Academy 189
Total Spring AUS Enrollment 5764

*Spring 2014 UG headcount includes 1 post undergraduate transient student at an FTE of 0.2

Spring 2014 Undergraduate Student Information

Average high school GPA of Spring 2014 freshman class 90.60%
Average TOEFL score 573
Average IELTS score 6.6
Gender of all students
Female 47.30%
Male 52.70%
Undergraduate Class Size
Headcount Enrollment 1-9 10-19 20-29
Number of Sections
51 272 370 264 19 16 7 999
Average class size = 24.9
Most common section size = 21
Median section size = 23

Campus Life

Percentage of Female Students Living on Campus 39.3%
Percentage of Male Students Living on Campus 38.7%
Percentage of Students Living on Campus 39.0%
  • 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
  • 430 students participated in community service
  • AUS has 550 students working on campus
  • 385 students are active in the Student Multicultural Learning Program

About Our Faculty

spring 2014 full time faculty

  • There are 352 full-time undergraduate/graduate faculty and 17 AABP faculty     
  • Approximately 87.8% of full-time faculty hold a terminal degree.             
  • Approximately 48.0% of full-time faculty are US or Canadian citizens.     
  • 88.9% of undergraduate/graduate teaching faculty in Spring 2014 are full-time
  • 48 nationalities are represented among the faculty.  

About Our Alumni

spring 2014 top ten alumni nationalities

Total number of alumni nationalities: 85

As of Spring 2014 AUS has awarded 8,343 bachelor degrees and 931 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 36.3%
Percentage of all alumni who live in Sharjah 27.7%
Percentage of all alumni who live in Abu Dhabi 18.0%