The University of Applied Sciences, also known as the University of All Arabs, was established in 1989, becoming one of the pioneering private sector universities in Jordan. It later became an integral part of the Arab International Company for Education and Investment. The academic journey commenced in October 1991 when the university welcomed its first cohort of students across three colleges: Arts and Humanities and Science & Economics .These colleges collectively offered 14 majors, fostering pride in the university's graduates worldwide.
As of the academic year 2023-2024, the university boasts a student body of 9,054, representing over Forty Four nationalities, with 1,975 non-Jordanian students. The institution comprises twelve colleges, including Arts and Humanities, Law, Business, Pharmacy, Arts and Design, Information Technology, Engineering and Technology, Nursing, Sharia and Islamic Studies, Allied Medical Sciences, Science, and Dentistry. These colleges offer a total of 51 majors (38 bachelor’s, 11 master’s, 2 higher diplomas).
The university encompasses two deanships: the Deanship of Scientific Research and Graduate Studies, offering master's degrees in various specializations, and the Deanship of Student Affairs, overseeing student life and diverse specializations. With a faculty of 311 distinguished members holding qualifications from renowned global universities, the university emphasizes practical application, linking theory to practice across all disciplines. Mandatory credit hours for applied training ensure students gain hands-on experience before graduation.
The university collaborates with government and private institutions for student training and provides medical services through an on-campus clinic, Ibn Al-Haytham Hospital, and affiliated hospitals, doctors, and pharmacies. Supporting facilities include a mosque, an Arab Bank branch, ATMs, and libraries selling stationery and books.
Connected to a comprehensive transportation network serving the capital and governorates, the university actively participates in local, regional, and international federations, fostering cultural and educational relations with global universities.
In terms of quality, the university holds ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System certification and a gold-level local quality assurance certificate at the university level with accreditation to all over its programmes . Several colleges, such as Pharmacy, Engineering and Technology, Information Technology, Nursing, Law, Arts & Humanities and Business, have secured international accreditations, showcasing the institution's commitment to excellence.
The university has achieved notable rankings, including position 101+ in the Times University Arab Rankings: 2021, five stars in online learning according to QS global classification, and a position between 401-600 in THE Impact Ranking 2021. In 2023, it earned "five stars plus" in the global QS Stars Ratings, advancing 20 places in the Arab Times classification to the 91-100 category among Arab universities.