University of Petra

University of Petra

country rank: 13
world rank: 5716

University Overview

University of Petra is a non-profit private higher-education school situated in the suburbs of Amman, Jordan. It was founded in 1991. (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). University of Petra (UOP) is a medium-sized (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational Jordanian higher education institution that is officially recognized by Jordan’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The University of Petra (UOP) provides a variety of courses and programs that lead to legally recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of fields. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This Jordanian higher-education school, which has been around for 29 years, has a rigorous admission criteria based on students’ previous academic records and grades. With an acceptance rate of 80-90 percent, this Jordanian higher education institution is one of the least selective in the country. Students from all around the world are invited to apply for admission. A library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services, are all available to students at UOP.

University Identity

Acronym UOP
Founded 1991
Motto A Bridge Towards Knowledge
Colours Brown

University Location

Address PO Box 961343 Amman 961343 Amman Jordan
Tel +962 (6) 579 9555
Fax +962 (6) 571 5570

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office (6) 579 9555

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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


Memberships and Affiliations

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