American University of Barbados


The American University of Barbados Office of Admission, assists students in every aspect of their college search process. This being one of the many reasons why AUB has a 90% first-year retention rate, highest in the nation for a regional institution (public or private). The Office of Admissions at AUB-with the support of the campus community and in accordance with the mission, vision, goals and ethical framework of the institution-seeks to attract and enroll a full class of students who will uphold and advance the exceptional quality of the University. These students should demonstrate academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, a desire to be challenged by rigorous coursework and collaborative research, and the potential for further academic success within the University's educational model. The Office of Admissions seeks those students whose experience at AUB will be mutually beneficial to both themselves and the institution.

Guiding Principles


The Office of Admissions acknowledges that AUB is working diligently to ensure that every student leaves the AUB campus with a positive impression of the institution and its staff.


The Office of Admissions demonstrates consistency and fairness in the application review process so that every application is given equitable treatment, while at the same time recognizing the unique educational/extra-curricular activities of all students. Students are responsible for completing and submitting the duly signed application and the Common Application contract, fully disclosing all of the information required for the assessment affirming the accuracy of the information mentioned. The Office of Admissions embraces differences and diversity of all types, including racial, ethnic, religious, geographic, socio-economic, gender and sexual orientation. Likewise, the office of admissions seeks students who will appreciate and contribute to the vast diverseness of the AUB campus through their talent, academic strengths, backgrounds, creeds and personal experiences.


The Office of Admissions offers the highest level of service and professionalism to students, their families and other educational professionals, ensuring that all questions and concerns are addressed promptly and thoroughly. All types of interactions with the Office of Admissions should generate a stronger connection to the AUB campus and instill confidence in a student's decision to apply to and/or attend the University. The Office of Admissions respects the personalized nature of each student's college search and appreciates the unique challenges and stresses they face at varying stages of the process.