King Saud University

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world rank  132

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University Overview

Founded in 1957, King Saud University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Riyadh (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, King Saud University (KSU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. King Saud University (KSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 61 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Saudi Arabian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name جامعة الملك سعود
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 (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
11451 Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
T +966 (1) 467 0000
F +966 (1) 468 4444

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office PO Box 5733
Riyadh 11432
+966 (1) 4677822

Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to King Saud 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 Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Accreditation Canada (University Hospitals)


  • 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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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018