Founded in 1975, University of Dammam is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Dammam (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Eastern Province. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Qatif, Hafer AL-batin, Jubail. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, University of Dammam (UD) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Dammam (UD) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 41 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Saudi Arabian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UD also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.