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American University of Sharjah

country rank 4
world rank 2592

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University Overview

Established in 1997, American University of Sharjah is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized city of Sharjah (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, UAE, American University of Sharjah (AUS) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. American University of Sharjah (AUS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 20 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Emirati higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. AUS also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

University Name


الجامعة الأمريكية في الشارقة

Acronym

AUS

Founded

1997

Colours

Burgundy and white

Mascot

Leopard

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University Location

Address

PO Box 26666
Sharjah (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
Sharjah United Arab Emirates

Telehone

+971 (6) 515 1000

Telefax

+971 (6) 515 2010

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Degree Levels & Study Areas

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Pre-Bachelor degrees
PreBachelor degrees


Bachelor degrees
Bachelor degrees

Master degrees
Master degrees

Doctoral degree
Doctoral degree
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Important: please contact or visit the official website of American University of Sharjah for detailed information on areas of study and degree levels currently offered; the above uniRank Degree Levels and Areas of Study Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate
Postgraduate
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International students Not reported Not reported

Important: the above average yearly tuition ranges do not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate American University of Sharjah's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above uniRank Yearly Tuition Range Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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University Admissions

Gender Admission

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)

International Students

International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection

Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades

Admission Rate

Admission Rate 70-80%

Admission Office

PO Box 26666
Sharjah +971 (6) 515 1000

Important: admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate American University of Sharjah's Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment

Total Student Enrolment 5,000-5,999

Academic Staff

Total Faculty and Academic Staff 300-399

Control Type

Control Type Private

Entity Type

Entity Type Non-Profit

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar Semesters

Campus Setting

Campus Setting Suburban

Religious Affiliation

None

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Facilities and Services

Library

University Library Yes Go to الجامعة الأمريكية في الشارقة's Library

Housing

University Housing and Accommodation Yes

Sport Facilities

University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids

University Financial Aids Yes

Study Abroad

Study Abroad and Exchange Programs Yes

Distance Learning

Not reported

Important: please contact or visit the official website of American University of Sharjah for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Accreditation

Accreditation Seal Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministry of Education, UAE


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA)
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)



Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and/or license the American University of Sharjah as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in the specific Affiliations and Memberships section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.

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Affiliations

  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
  • National Architectural Accreditin


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