King Saud University

King Saud University Ranking

country rank: 1
world rank: 140

University Overview

King Saud University ranking, founded in 1957, is a non-profit public higher education school situated in the metropolitan environment of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). King Saud University ranking (KSU) is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational Saudi Arabian higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education. King Saud University (KSU) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees in a variety of fields, including pre-bachelor degrees (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 Saudi Arabian higher-education school, which is 63 years old, has a selective admission process based on entrance exams. This Saudi Arabian higher education school is fairly selective, with acceptance rates ranging from 70 to 80 percent. Students from all around the world are invited to apply for admission. KSU also offers a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning options, as well as administrative services to students.

King Saud University Ranking

University Identity

Name King Saud University
Acronym KSU
Founded 1957
Motto Read! In the name of your Lord Who created (Qur'an, C:96. V:1)

University Location

Address PO Box 2454 Riyadh 11451 Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Tel +966 (1) 467 0000
Fax +966 (1) 468 4444

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 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
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office PO Box 5733 Riyadh 11432 805252

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff 4,500-4,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

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


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW) Saudi Pharmaceutical Society (SPS) Saudi Physical Therapy Association (SPTA) Saudi Dental Society (SDS) Saudi Orthodontic Society (SOS)

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