American University of Ras Al Khaimah: Life - Changing Education with a Global Reach

What Makes Us Unique

AURAK stands as a distinctive institution, providing globally-oriented education with transfer options to the US, mandatory internships, notable rankings, and a strong emphasis on research. Our state-of-the-art facilities, esteemed faculty, and dynamic campus life enable us to shape students into future leaders, empowering them to create a positive impact on society. As a US institution based in the UAE, we’ve achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating in the QS Star Rating 2023, positioning us on par with the top universities in the UAE, GCC, and globally.

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Institutional Accreditations

  • CAA

    The American University of Ras Al Khaimah, located at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah Road, Ras al Khaimah, UAE, PO Box: 10021, is officially Licensed from 1 August 2009 to 15 September 2026 by the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates to operate in the domain of Higher Education.

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    CAA
  • SACSCOC

    AURAK is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Questions about the accreditation of AURAK may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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    SACSCOC
  • QAA

    AURAK has been awarded international accreditation by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), the UK’s quality body for higher education.

    Click here to read our latest QAA report and here to view the Action Plan.

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    QAA

School / Program Accreditations & Memberships

  • ABET (ANSAC)

    BS in Biotechnology programs is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET

    ABET (ANSAC)
  • ABET (EAC)

    The following programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission:

    ABET (EAC)
  • ABET(CAC)

    The BS in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission.

    ABET(CAC)
  • AACSB

    AURAK is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

    AACSB accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest-standing, most recognized form of specialized accreditation that an institution and its business programs can earn. Accreditation is a voluntary, nongovernmental process that includes a rigorous external review of a school's mission, faculty qualifications, curricula, and ability to provide the highest-quality programs.

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    AACSB
  • CFA

    The Bachelor of Science in Business (Major in Finance) is affiliated with the CFA Institute.

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    CFA
  • AACSB member

    AURAK is a member of AASCB Business Education Alliance

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    AACSB member
  • ACCA

    AURAK has been granted exemption accreditation by ACCA for three out of the thirteen courses required for the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification for students who have completed the BSBA Major in Finance.

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    ACCA

Latest News

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07 June 2024, Fri

American University of Ras Al Khaimaih Makes it to ‘Top 500 Universities’ List in QS World University 2025 Rankings

As a result, AURAK Secures 6th position among UAE universities. The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has made it to the prestigious Top 500 Universities list in the 2025 QS World University Rankings (QSWUR), at 485th position.

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05 June 2024, Wed

AURAK Mass Communication Students Win Best Experimental Short Film at ISMA 2024

Students from the Mass Communication program at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) have made a significant impact on the international stage

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28 May 2024, Tue

AURAK Career Week highlights emerging job hunt trends and new career opportunities

23 companies showcase job openings for recent graduates and alumni, while industry experts provide tips on effective job search strategies

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17 May 2024, Fri

AURAK and Ras Al Khaimah Police HQ sign MoU for wide-ranging mutual collaboration

The five-year MoU seeks to foster sharing of expertise, best practices and resources

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09 May 2024, Thu

RAK Center for Outdoor Comfort (RAKCOC) explores innovative solutions for open spaces, including outdoor AC

Launched by the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, it boasts state-of-the-art labs and experts in environmental science, engineering, and sustainable design

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07 June 2024, Fri

American University of Ras Al Khaimaih Makes it to ‘Top 500 Universities’ List in QS World University 2025 Rankings

As a result, AURAK Secures 6th position among UAE universities. The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has made it to the prestigious Top 500 Universities list in the 2025 QS World University Rankings (QSWUR), at 485th position.

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Spotlight1

05 June 2024, Wed

AURAK Mass Communication Students Win Best Experimental Short Film at ISMA 2024

Students from the Mass Communication program at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) have made a significant impact on the international stage

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28 May 2024, Tue

AURAK Career Week highlights emerging job hunt trends and new career opportunities

23 companies showcase job openings for recent graduates and alumni, while industry experts provide tips on effective job search strategies

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17 May 2024, Fri

AURAK and Ras Al Khaimah Police HQ sign MoU for wide-ranging mutual collaboration

The five-year MoU seeks to foster sharing of expertise, best practices and resources

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09 May 2024, Thu

RAK Center for Outdoor Comfort (RAKCOC) explores innovative solutions for open spaces, including outdoor AC

Launched by the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, it boasts state-of-the-art labs and experts in environmental science, engineering, and sustainable design

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Location : Sharjah
Date : June 29, 2024
Timings : 03:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Upcoming Information Sessions

AURAK is coming to you with our Information Day event. Join us as we bring a taste of our university to your doorstep. Discover the range of academic programs, learn about our admission process, and meet representatives from AURAK who will provide all the information you need to make an informed decision about your education. Take advantage of this chance to explore the possibilities and benefits of studying at AURAK in your city. Register Here!

AURAK is coming to you with our Information Day event. Join us as we bring a taste of our university to your doorstep. Discover the range of academic programs, learn about our admission process, and meet representatives from AURAK who will provide all the information you need to make an informed decision about your education. Take advantage of this chance to explore the possibilities and benefits of studying at AURAK in your city. Register Here!

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AURAK open day
Location : AURAK Campus
Date : July 20, 2024
Timings : 12:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Upcoming Open Days

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of our Open Day at AURAK! Join us to explore our campus, discover our academic programs, and interact with faculty and staff. Get a firsthand look at our state-of-the-art facilities, engage in informative sessions, and gain valuable insights into the unique learning opportunities at AURAK. Register Here!

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of our Open Day at AURAK! Join us to explore our campus, discover our academic programs, and interact with faculty and staff. Get a firsthand look at our state-of-the-art facilities, engage in informative sessions, and gain valuable insights into the unique learning opportunities at AURAK. Register Here!

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Testimonials

Rahma
Rahma Aljabare

AURAK is offering a Biotechnology program which is a very interesting and well-organized course. A great introduction to genetic engineering, food safety, and medicine. The classrooms are equipped with high-level technology to improve our learning experience, as well as the laboratories will help to put the theory part into practice. I strongly recommend it as it will help you to advance your research.

Maie Shalaby
Maie Aymen Shalaby

I’m still doing my olevels but I visited AURAK campus and I honestly can’t wait to be a student there!! On top of being accredited locally and internationally, they have an amazing campus, friendly staff and most importantly to me athletic teams that I’m excited to be a part of soon!!!

Firas
Firas Bilal

AURAK is a great university which supports all of their students. My time at aurak has developed me as a person and prepared me for the world of work. There are plenty of employment support and opportunities available, great experience

Nada
Nada Hamed

The best University here in UAE .The admissions, registration , and doctors are very cooperative and helpful. Happy to be enrolled in the chemical Engineering department because my certificate with be accredited nationally and internationally

Linda
Linda Kaied

I'm business administration student and Im proud to be enrolled in AURAK because, i had the best experience along with amazing opportunities that will develop my carer in the future. To me, AURAK feels like home

Sara
Sarah Elfattal

AURAK has awarded me with a merit scholarship as they tend to give chances to promising students to pursue their career and receive one of the highest educational qualities not only in United Arab Emirates, but in the Mena region and the whole world.

Dalia Shalaby
Dalia Shalaby

My sister graduated from AURAK and I visited campus many times, the university has a calming ambiance that allows students stay relaxed and focused to excel at what they do.

Haya
Haya Alshawabkeh

The best university in UAE, the campus is amazing and fun. It is easy to socialize everyone is friendly and I love the nature views around the campus.

Khaled
Khaled Elbarbr

The MBA program at AURAK taught me more about business management, leadership, and strategic planning, which led to a promotion to a senior role. I can’t thank the professors enough for their guidance throughout my studies.

Anna
Anna Christina Mouzawek

My journey at AURAk was truly remarkable. With a Bachelor's in Arts and Science, majoring in Public Relations, I experienced an enriching blend of diverse disciplines that shaped me into who I am today. The dedicated faculty, innovative curriculum, and vibrant campus community provided the perfect environment for both my academic and personal growth. I carry with me the invaluable lessons and experiences, forever grateful for the transformative years spent here!

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Omar Adlan

As a graduate of Aurak, I look back with fondness on the profound impact that AURAK had on my academic and personal growth. The vibrant campus life, combined with dedicated faculty, offered me an enriching educational journey. Aurak's dedication to nurturing well-rounded individuals equipped me with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in my career. As an alumnus, I take pride in having been a part of the Aurak community and am grateful for the solid foundation it provided for my futur

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Upcoming Open Days

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of our Open Day at AURAK! Join us to explore our campus, discover our academic programs, and interact with faculty and staff. Get a firsthand look at our state-of-the-art facilities, engage in informative sessions, and gain valuable insights into the unique learning opportunities at AURAK. Register Here!

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AURAK open day

Upcoming Information Sessions

AURAK is coming to you with our Information Day event. Join us as we bring a taste of our university to your doorstep. Discover the range of academic programs, learn about our admission process, and meet representatives from AURAK who will provide all the information you need to make an informed decision about your education. Take advantage of this chance to explore the possibilities and benefits of studying at AURAK in your city.

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