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The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is a state-owned institution that provides an American model of higher education.

AURAK offers 26 unique employment-related programs at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels.

AURAK has achieved an institutional ranking of #11 in the UAE, #49 in the Arab region, and a 5-star rating for Overall Institutional Excellence from QS ranking 2020. While its faculty is drawn from around 26 nations, students of 46 different nationalities attend the university.

The programs at AURAK are designed to respond to the emerging needs of a changing world and market demand. Our students are provided with an exceptional learning experience focused on career readiness and the necessary skills to prepare them for their future careers.

AURAK’s campus facility is spread over 1.3 million square feet with 39 modern labs, on-campus student residence, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, and has easy access to beaches, mountains, and major city centers.

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Top Reasons to choose AURAK?

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Nationally & Internationally Accredited Degree
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Study abroad & Student Exchange programs
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Students from over 45 different countries
QS Star Rating 2023
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Scholarships & Competitive Tuition Fees
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Daily Transportation
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International Faculty
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On campus Student Residence

Key Facts



  • 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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    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 (

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  • QAA

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

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  • ABET (EAC)

    The following programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission:

    ABET (EAC)

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


    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 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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  • CFA

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

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Last Updated: 23 Nov 2023
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