Established in 1981, Arabian Gulf University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of Manama (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Capital Governorate. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education, Bahrain, Arabian Gulf University (AGU) is a very small (enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Arabian Gulf University (AGU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 35 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Bahraini higher education organization a least selective institution. AGU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, financial aids and/or scholarships, as well as administrative services.