Rankings | American University of Sharjah

AUS is recognized by respected ranking agencies around the world for achievements across many categories and in many fields.
Read on to find out more about the rankings AUS has achieved.

QS World University Rankings

QS World University Rankings
  • Employer Reputation
    AUS is ranked number one in the category of employer reputation in the UAE (2024). This means that employers see AUS alumni as the most job-ready graduates from universities in the UAE.
  • Academic Reputation
    AUS is ranked second in academic reputation in the UAE (2024).
     This ranking reflects the world-class research being conducted at AUS and the impact it has on the world.
  • Citations per Faculty
    AUS is ranked second in the UAE for citations per faculty (2024).
     Our faculty are active researchers, creating knowledge that is regularly drawn upon by other researchers around the world.
  • International Faculty
    Internationally, AUS ranks second in its number of international faculty members (2024).
     Students at AUS benefit from the knowledge and expertise of faculty members who hail from some of the world's leading institutions.
  • Employment Outcomes
    AUS ranks third in employment outcomes in the UAE (2024)
    . Our graduates enjoy a high level of employability and go on to become leaders in their respective fields.
  • International Students
    Among UAE universities, AUS ranks third in its number of international students (2024)
    . Internationally, AUS ranks sixth in its number of international students (2024). Diversity, tolerance and respect are at the very center of our student experience, with AUS known throughout the region for its multicultural campus life.
  • Top 400 universities in the world
    AUS is among the top 25 percent of universities in the world, ranking in the top 400 (2024).
     The university’s performance in these rankings is evidence of our continued commitment to excellence in teaching, research and contributions to our community.
  • Top 50 universities in the world under the age of 50 years
    AUS is among the top 50 universities in the world under the age of 50 years (2021).
     AUS is one of the top young universities in the world and has achieved this status as a result of the accomplishments of highly qualified full-time faculty, exceptional students and talented alumni who have risen to positions of prominence in the region and beyond.
  • Sustainability
    AUS is ranked third in the UAE and among the world’s top 600 universities in sustainability (2024).
    This marks AUS’ debut appearance in this ranking, emphasizing AUS' unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility and its leadership in fostering sustainability education in the region.
QS Arab Region University Rankings
  • Top 10 Arab universities
    AUS has been ranked among the top 10 Arab universities every year for the past nine consecutive years (2024).
     We are a leader in the Arab world in providing academic and extracurricular opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and in advancing knowledge through teaching, research, scholarly activity and creative work. 
  • Second in ratio for international faculty in the Arab region
    AUS ranked second in the ratio for international faculty in the Arab region (2024). 
    AUS faculty represent more than 45 different nationalities, bringing with them diverse perspectives and a wealth of international expertise in their fields to provide our students with a truly global education.
  • Third in ratio for international students in the Arab region
    AUS ranked third in the ratio for international students in the Arab region (2024).
     With students representing approximately 90 nationalities, the celebration of cultural diversity, tolerance and respect are at the very center of the AUS student experience.
QS Global MBA Rankings
QS World University Rankings by Broad Subjects

This ranking helps prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject. Research citations, along with the results of major global surveys of employers and academics, are used to rank universities.

  • Arts and Humanities
    AUS is ranked #1 in the UAE in the category of arts and humanities (2024).
  • Engineering and Technology
    AUS is among the top five universities in the UAE in the category of engineering and technology (2024).
  • Social Sciences and Management
    AUS is among the top five universities in the UAE in the category of social sciences and management (2024).
QS World University Rankings by Narrow Subjects
  • Accounting and Finance
    AUS is number one in the UAE and among the top 200 universities globally for accounting and finance (2024). AUS offers students an outstanding environment in which to study accounting and finance, with internationally renowned faculty and some of the best on-site facilities in the region.

    Graduates who have studied accounting and finance at AUS are the top choice for employers in the UAE (2024).

  • Architecture and the Built Environment

    AUS is number one in the UAE and among the top 200 universities globally for architecture and the built environment (2024). Faculty and alumni from our Department of Architecture are acknowledged leaders in the field and its students consistently distinguish themselves by winning major awards throughout the region and beyond.

    Graduates who have studied architecture at AUS are the top choice for employers in the UAE (2024).

  • Art and Design
    AUS is number two in the UAE and among the top 200 universities globally for art and design (2024).
    Faculty and alumni from our Department of Art and Design continue to make an impact in art, design and culture in the region and beyond.
  • Business and Management 
    AUS is number two in the UAE and among the top 250 universities globally for business and management studies (2024). For ambitious students looking to succeed in business, AUS offers outstanding educational opportunities supported by world-class facilities and faculty.

    Graduates who have studied business and management at AUS are the top choice for employers in the UAE (2023).

  • Chemical Engineering 
    AUS is among top five universities in the UAE and top 450 universities globally for chemical engineering (2024). The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering offers students the opportunity to pursue specialized studies in vital areas such as petroleum engineering, renewable energy, environmental and water engineering, engineering management and biomedical engineering.

    Graduates who have studied chemical engineering at AUS are the top choice for employers in the UAE (2024).

  • Civil and Structural Engineering 
    AUS is ranked number one in the UAE and among the top 200 universities globally for civil and structural engineering (2024). The Department of Civil Engineering is recognized throughout the region for the exceptional education it offers through undergraduate and graduate programs.

    Graduates who have studied civil engineering at AUS are the top choice for employers in the UAE (2024).

  • Computer Science and Information Systems AUS is ranked among the top 10 in the UAE and top ​450 universities globally for ​computer science and information systems (2024​). The Department of ​Computer Science and Engineering offers programs that are designed to meet future needs for computer science experts.
  • Economics and Econometrics  
    AUS is ranked number one in the UAE and top
    350 universities globally in the category of economics and econometrics (2024). Faculty and undergraduate students from the Department of ​Economics are engaged in understanding how to shape world economies and address global socio-economic challenges.

    Graduates who have studied economics at AUS are the top choice for employers in the UAE (2024).

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    AUS is ranked among the top five in the UAE and top 300 universities globally for electrical and electronic engineering (2024). In our world-class facilities, the Department of ​Electrical Engineering offers experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to prepare them for success in the real world.

    Graduates who have studied electrical engineering at AUS are the top choice for employers in the UAE (2024).

  • Mathematics

    AUS ranks among the top 550 universities in mathematics (2024). The Department of Mathematics and Statistics follows the American model, providing a comprehensive education in mathematics and statistics that equips students with the quantitative and reasoning skills essential for lifelong learning and success in their chosen fields.

  • Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering 

    AUS is ranked among the top three in the UAE and top 300 universities globally in the category of mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering (2024). Faculty and undergraduate and graduate students from the Department of ​Mechanical Engineering are engaged in significant research that addresses the world’s most pressing issues.

    Graduates who have studied mechanical engineering at AUS are the top choice for employers in the UAE (2024).

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings
  • Top five universities with the highest percentage of international students
    AUS is among the top five universities with the highest percentage of international students (2023). 
    We are a closely-knit community that embraces its diversity and provides a rich, supportive environment for students to thrive in as they become outward-looking and responsible individuals ready to join the world.
  • Top 175 universities in emerging economies
    AUS is among the top 175 universities in emerging economies (2022).
     This ranking places AUS within the top 25 percent of all ranked universities in emerging economies and is based on our quality of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook while operating within an economy undergoing immense transformation.
Asia University Rankings
  • Top 150 universities in Asia
    AUS is ranked among the top 150 universities in Asia (2024).
    This ranking recognizes the university’s position among higher education institutions in Asia and is an acknowledgment of excellence in teaching, research environment, research quality, international outlook and industry.

World University Rankings by Subject
  • Top five in the UAE and top 400 globally for business and economics
    AUS is ranked among the top five in the UAE and top 400 universities globally for business and economics (2024). Students from the School of Business Administration at AUS receive world-class business instruction with a focus on experiential learning to prepare them for success in the workplace.
  • Top five in the UAE and top 600 globally for engineering studies 
    AUS is ranked among the top five universities in the UAE and among the top 600 globally for engineering studies (2024). Faculty and alumni of the College of Engineering are consistently recognized throughout the region for their contributions to engineering research and development, as well as excellence in the delivery of undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Third in the UAE and top 500 globally for computer science
    AUS is ranked third in the UAE and among the top 500 universities globally for computer science (2024). AUS computer science students are equipped with expert knowledge and real-world understanding, preparing them to contribute to this rapidly changing field as it increasingly underpins many facets of daily life.
  • Top five in the UAE and top 800  globally for social sciences
    AUS is ranked among the top five in the UAE and the top 800 universities globally for social sciences (2024). In the liberal arts tradition, AUS students benefit from the opportunity to study a broad range of subjects such as history, geography, psychology and philosophy through the College of Arts and Sciences while pursuing their major of choice.
  • Top five  in the UAE and top 800 globally for physical sciences 
    AUS is ranked among the top five in the UAE and top 800 universities globally for physical sciences (2024). AUS provides students access to world-class laboratories and faculty with outstanding credentials across the physical sciences, including physics, chemistry, biology and environmental science.
Young University Rankings
  • Top 125 young universities
    AUS is ranked among the top 125 universities under 50 years of age (2024). 
    AUS has achieved this ranking as a result of the high-quality teaching and research of its acclaimed faculty, its international outlook, and its knowledge transfer to industry.

Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS)

First university in the GCC to be rated for sustainability

AUS has earned a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) silver award for sustainability in higher education from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

We are committed to the conscientious use of resources that maximizes potential in the present and ensures continuity into the future. 

Sustainable Campus Index Top Performer

AUS is one of the top five institutions worldwide for community engagement in sustainability, according to the 2022 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) issued by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

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