Founded in 2005, Al Ain University of Science and Technology is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Al Ain (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Abu Dhabi. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Abu Dhabi. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE, Al Ain University of Science and Technology (AAU) is a very small (enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Al Ain University of Science and Technology (AAU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 11 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Emirati higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. AAU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.