Founded in 1963, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the medium-sized town of Dhahran (population range: 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Ash Sharqiyah. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) men only higher education institution. King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 53 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. KFUPM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, as well as administrative services.