University of Petra

country rank  13
world rank  5716

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University Overview

Founded in 1991, University of Petra is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the metropolis of Amman (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Jordan, University of Petra (UOP) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational Jordanian higher education institution. University of Petra (UOP) 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 29 years old Jordanian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Jordanian higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UOP also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Name جامعة البتراء
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

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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

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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

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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 Go to University of Petra's Library
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

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Jordan


Year of first Accreditation

1991


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • German Accreditation ASIIN in Chemistry (ASIIN)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC)
  • Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions (AQACHI)


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Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure


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