American University of Sharjah

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Fast Facts - Fall 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.

Fall 2015 Top Ten Nationalities of all AUS Students.

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Fall 2015 Student Enrollment

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Total Fall 2015 enrollment: 6,170
*College of Arts and Sciences excludes 8 post undergraduate transient students

Fall 2015 Enrollment Head Count
Undergraduate* 5,545
Graduate 458
Total 6,003
Achievement Academy 167
Total Fall AUS Enrollment 6,170

*Fall 2015 UG headcount excludes 8 post undergraduate transient students.

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Student Information

Average high school GPA of Fall 2015 freshman class 93.2%
Average TOEFL score 587
Average IELTS score 7.0
Gender of all students
Female 49.5%
Male 50.5%
Undergraduate Class Size
Headcount Enrollment 1-9 10-19 20-29
Number of Sections
51 257 449 251 23 6 20 1,057
Average class size = 25.3
Median class size = 24
Most common section size = 21

Campus Life

Percentage of Female Students Living on Campus 37.6%
Percentage of Male Students Living on Campus 36.4%
Percentage of Students Living on Campus 37.0%
  • AUS has 25 sports teams: 16 for males and 9 for females
  • AUS has 80 student clubs: 32 cultural clubs and 48 non-cultural clubs
  • 440 students participated in community service
  • AUS has 552 students working on campus
  • 610 students are active in the Student Multicultural Learning Program

About Our Faculty

fall 2015 full time faculty

  • There are 374 full-time undergraduate/graduate faculty and 12 AABP faculty     
  • Approximately 89% of full-time faculty hold a terminal degree.             
  • Approximately 48.9% of full-time faculty are US or Canadian citizens.     
  • 89.5% of undergraduate/graduate teaching faculty in Fall 2015 are full-time
  • 48 nationalities are represented among the faculty.  

About Our Alumni

fall 2015 top ten alumni nationalities

Total number of alumni nationalities: 94

As of Fall 2015 AUS has awarded 9,676 bachelor degrees and 1,150 master's degrees.

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

Percentage of all alumni who live in the UAE 82.7%
Percentage of all alumni who live in Dubai 31.7%
Percentage of all alumni who live in Sharjah 25.2%
Percentage of all alumni who live in Abu Dhabi 16.9%