Effat University

country rank  32
world rank  7115

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University Overview

Founded in 1999, Effat University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Jeddah (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Makkah. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, Effat University is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) women only higher education institution. Effat University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 20 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name جامعة عفت
Founded 1999
Motto Aspire to Achieve
Colours Black and blue

University Location

Address PO Box 34689
Jeddah (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
21478 Makkah
Saudi Arabia
T +966 (2) 636 4300
F +966 (2) 637 7447

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Women Only
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 Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Effat University Admissions Office
Jeddah 21478
+966 (2) 6364300

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 500-999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 200-299
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Effat University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
  • Institute of International Education (IIE)
  • Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA)
  • Talloires Network
  • World Family Organization
  • International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019