King Faisal University

King Faisal University Ranking

country rank: 8
world rank: 2491

University Overview

King Faisal University ranking, established in 1975, is a non-profit public higher education school situated in the urban environment of Al-Ahsa (population range of 500,000-1,000,000), Eastern Province. King Faisal University ranking (KFU) is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational Saudi Arabian higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education. In a variety of fields of study, King Faisal University (KFU) provides courses and programs that lead to legally recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 45-year-old Saudi Arabian university has a rigorous admission process based on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and ratings. With an acceptance rate of 80-90 percent, this Saudi Arabian higher education school is one of the least selective in the country. Students from all around the world are invited to apply for admission. Faisal University also offers a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning possibilities, as well as administrative services to students.

King Faisal University Ranking

University Identity

Name King Faisal University
Acronym KFU
Founded 1975
Motto Advance Knowledge through Creative Research
Colours Green and blue

University Location

Address PO 380 Al-Ahsa 31982 Eastern Province Saudi Arabia
Tel +966 (3) 580 0000
Fax +966 (3) 580 8954

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro) 12,500-15,000 US$ (9,200-11,000 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro) 17,500-20,000 US$ (12,900-14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Deanship of Admission and Enrollment, Post Box 400 Al Ahsa - 31982 31982 (3) 580 1762 (3) 581 3499

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

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Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


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Memberships and Affiliations

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